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Efforts to stop the Crater Ridge Fire in Bighorn National Forest are getting more aggressive as the fire grows to nearly 400 acres with 0% containment. The latest update from Bighorn National Forest confirms the Crater Ridge Fire has grown since the last report. Its size increased from 200 acres on Monday, July 19, to…

The latest wildfire in the Bighorn Basin is less than 200 acres but could easily get bigger and harder to fight, with higher temperatures and fewer resources. Bighorn National Forest staff are currently battling the Crater Ridge Fire. First reported on Saturday, July 17, the fire is in the far northwestern portion of the Medicine…

A truck arrestor saved several lives on U.S. Highway 16 in Wyoming after a bentonite-carrying semi-truck was stopped quickly and safely on its way to Buffalo. W.Y.D.O.T. reports a five-axle flatbed semi-truck lost control while traveling down U.S. Highway 16. The driver utilized the truck arrestor (or catch-net system) installed along the Wyoming mountain highway…

Fire is one seasonal visitor that isn’t welcome in Park County this summer, as the county and federal agencies take action to prevent human-caused wildfires. Throughout northwest Wyoming, the risk of intense wildfires grows every day as Park County continues to get hotter and drier. Now, more activities are restricted to ensure the safety of…

Following the lead of other national forests in Wyoming, Bighorn National Forest has implemented Stage One fire restrictions during an increasingly dry summer. The Bighorn National Forest Supervisor implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions starting at 12:01 am on Monday, June 28, 2021. Despite recent moisture this past weekend, a continued drying trend is anticipated, and…

Bighorn Basin residents are being asked to give their opinion’s on how the Ten Sleep community and its surrounding landscape will climb into the future. Rather than being just another out-of-the-way Wyoming community, Ten Sleep is becoming a destination for many outdoor enthusiasts. One activity is primarily driving that attention: rock climbing. The Tensleep Canyon…

Some people say it’s too early to decorate for Christmas – but it’s not too early to plan for it, especially if your plan involves a visit to a national forest. Christmas tree permits for Bighorn National Forest are now available for purchase online. Forest officials opened the permit period yesterday, Oct. 26, on the…

The Weston Reservoir is under advisory for the health of your, your family, and your pets. The Wyoming Department of Health issued a recreational use advisory for Weston Reservoir on Tongue Ranger District in the Bighorn National Forest this Monday. The reason is a harmful cyanobacteria bloom. While cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green bacteria, is…

Bighorn National Forest firefighters have already had their first fire encounter of 2020. Last Sunday, May 31st, Forest staff responded to a call from the Wyoming Hotshots – a group based out of Greybull that helps Bighorn National Forest spot and respond to wildfires. The Hotshots reported a fire in Shell Canyon, near the Post…

Bighorn National Forest is opening its campgrounds in time for Memorial Day. Bighorn National Forest will be opening Leigh Creek Campground, Ranger Creek Recreation Area (campground only), and Shell Creek Campground by this Friday, May 22nd. There will also be some increased public access throughout the forest. This is in conjunction with the state’s recent…


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