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Slash burning oeprations planned in Shoshone National Forest

Dec 13, 2015 By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

With winter conditions in place, the Shoshone National Forest plans to burn hand constructed and machine built slash piles on the Wind River and Washakie Ranger districts.

Burn areas may include the Upper Wind River, Horse Creek, Upper Little Warm Springs, South Pass, various locations along Loop Road, and Sinks Canyon. Smoke will be visible in the area.

There are also two community piles that may be burnt, one in the Pass Creek Subdivision South of Lander and another near the Union Pass subdivision outside of Dubois. The piles are a result of timber sales, fuel reduction work, and community "fire wise" projects the districts have completed.

Smoke generated from the burning maybe visible throughout the Wind River Basin, Sinks Canyon and the South Pass area along Wyoming Highway 28. The overall duration of the projects will vary with weather conditions and may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

For more information, contact the Washakie Ranger District at 307-332-5460 or the Wind River Ranger District at 307-455-2466,

As the nation's first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest.

to meet the needs of present and future generations.

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