Bighorn National Forest Prescribed Burns

Bighorn National Forest Prescribed Burns

The Bighorn National Forest has announced that they have several prescribed burn projects planned for the fall. These annual projects are designed to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and range forage, and treat conifer encroachment. Burns will take place over the next few months, only when the weather conditions are good.

Approximately 500 acres total will be burned in the Tongue Ranger and Medicine Wheel Ranger Districts and 300 acres in the Powder River Ranger District. There will be several slash piles burned once snowfall occurs in those areas as well. Smoke will likely be visible from surrounding communities during some of these burns. No road or trails are planned to close, however, short term closures may be needed during the active burning.

For information on when and where these burns will be taking place call the Bighorn National Forest office at 674-2600.

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