Prescribed Burns Scheduled Around Big Horn Basin
Written by Andrew-Rossi on September 10, 2018
Several prescribed burns are planned for the mountains on either side of the Big Horn Basin.
The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement multiple prescribed fire projects northwest of Cody this fall, as weather and fuel conditions allow.
Up to 150 acres will be treated along Wyoming Highway 296 northeast of Dead Indian Campground; about 100 acres will be treated east of Dead Indian Overlook; and up to 300 acres near the junction of Wyoming Highway 296 and US Highway 212 will be treated. Forest Service officials say the planned prescribed fire projects will reduce hazardous fuels and enhance wildlife habitat.
On the Medicine Wheel District, burns are planned for the Beaver Creek area near Hunt Mountain, and in the Matthews Ridge area northeast of Hyattville. Combined, around 500 acres of burning may occur with these project areas. On the Powder River Ranger District, burns are planned for the Tensleep Canyon and Canyon Creek areas, totaling about 500 acres. And on the Tongue Ranger District, about 500 acres are planned to be burned in the Prospect Creek near Granite Pass, and Schuler Park near Burgess Junction.
Smoke may be visible from communities surrounding the burn areas, but is not likely to impact any of the communities.