Forest service burns slash piles

Dec 4, 2016 By Daniel Bendtsen, Staff Writer

With winter conditions in place, the Shoshone National Forest hopes to implement plans to burn slash piles outside of Lander and Dubois in coming weeks.

The piles are a result of timber sales, fuel reduction work, and community "fire wise" projects the two districts have completed.

As weather allows, burn areas may include the Upper Wind River, Horse Creek, Upper Little Warm Springs, South Pass, various locations along Louis Lake Road, and Sinks Canyon. There are also two community piles that need to be burnt, one at the Pass Creek Subdivision south of Lander and another near the Union Pass subdivision outside of Dubois.

Smoke generated from the burning of these piles may be visible in the surrounding areas. The overall duration of the projects will depend upon weather conditions. For more information, please contact the Washakie Ranger District at 307-332-5460 or the Wind River Ranger District at 307-455-2466, visit

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