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Liz Cheney is the latest representative to co-sponsor a bipartisan bill to give the federal government more power to present devastating forest fires. The Resilient Federal Forests Act is currently making its way thru the U.S. House of Representatives, now supported by Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney. The bill seeks to restore forest health, increase wildfire…

Shoshone National Forest has dealt with several lightning-strikes fires this week alone, showing just how treacherous a single spark can be in Summer 2021. On Wednesday, July 21, firefighters responded to the report of a new fire in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area on the Clarks Fork Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.  The fire…

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…

After an incredibly dry June and its first fire of the season, Yellowstone joins the rest of northwest Wyoming by implementing Stage One fire restrictions. On July 1st, Yellowstone officials announced Stage One Fire Restrictions were enacted throughout the entire park. Unfortunately, the restrictions were accompanied by raising the park’s fire danger level from High…

The B.L.M. is enacting fire protections on its lands in several Wyoming counties to avoid potential human-caused wildfires during an increasingly dry summer. Due to dry conditions and high fire danger, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions will begin June 30 on public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District’s Cody, Lander,…

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…

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. wildfire managers are considering shifting to more full-time firefighting crews to deal with what has become a year-round wildfire season and making the jobs more attractive by increasing pay and benefits. There’s a push in Congress to increase firefighter pay and convert at least 1,000 seasonal wildland firefighters to year-round…

Shoshone National Forest is taking necessary steps to mitigate the chance of dangerous human-caused wildfires, which affects how Wyomingites can use the forest. Effective at 12:01 p.m. on Friday, June 25, Stage One Fire Restrictions will be in effect throughout Shoshone National Forest. Forest officials say the decision is based on moisture measurements in vegetation…

In two weeks, the fire danger in Yellowstone National Park jumped from Low to High – a foreboding sign for an increasingly hot and dry Summer 2021. June 2021 has been hot and dry throughout Wyoming, and Yellowstone is no exception. As a result, much of the state has become a tinder box waiting for…

In two days, the Robertson Draw Fire grew from 200 to 2,000 acres, making it the largest active Wyoming wildfire of 2021 – so far. Tuesday, June 15, was a “critical fire weather day” according to forest officials at Custer Gallatin National Forest. The record-breaking mid-June temperatures and persistent winds are encouraging the Robertson Draw…


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