JACKSON, Wyo. — In the coming weeks, the Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will conduct a prescribed fire in the Upper Gros Ventre River Drainage in the Haystack Fork and Little Bear Paw Fork of Slate Creek.

Up to 557 acres will be targeted for aspen regeneration to benefit a variety of wildlife.

Photo: Bridger-Teton National Forest

Big game benefit from these treatments by the resulting regeneration of aspen stands, reinvigoration of forb communities and the maintenance of grassland meadows in year-round habitat, winter range and migration routes. 

Ignition will occur with hand crews, other ground resources and helicopters. Depending on weather and potential smoke impacts, the burning window will occur in the fall of 2022 near the end of September into the middle of October, operations should last 4-10 days.

Fuels conditions, current and future weather, along with air quality will be monitored closely during and leading up to the burn window.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.