- The Lava Creek Burn on the Buffalo Ranger District is located directly north of Highway 26 and east of Grand Teton National Park near the Wilderness Ranches home area. The fuels project objectives address the sagebrush and grass fuels with intermixed aspen near the Buffalo Valley developments. This year’s final block for treatment is 115 acres in size and located directly west of 75 acres that were successfully treated with prescribed fire in the spring of 2012. The
- The 500-acre Beaver Mountain objectives include rejuvenating aspen and sagebrush fuels as part of the effort to increase defensible space within the community of Bryan Flats south of Hoback Junction. Burn operations this spring will include creating a fire break around the burn unit’s perimeter to create a control line for future burn operations for the interior of the unit scheduled for the fall of 2013.
- The Willow Creek prescribed burn unit is located approximately three miles southeast of Hoback Junction along Wyoming Highway 89. The 1200 acre burn unit is comprised of aspen, mixed conifer, lodgepole and sagebrush fuel types. Like the Beaver Mountain prescribed fire, the Willow Creek project is a part of the Bryan Flats Fuels Reduction Project, which also includes two mechanical thinning units, which were completed in the fall of 2012.
Smoke will be evident on the day of the burns and may persist for several days, especially in mountain valleys during evening and early morning hours. Cooperators for these projects include the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Game and Fish, Jackson Hole Fire/EMS and the private landowners adjacent to the projects.
For more information, visit tetonfires.com or call fire information 307-739-5418.