Skyline fuels reduction burn resumes

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO — Work will resume on the Skyline Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction project beginning May 20, according to the Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Contract crews, timber sale loggers and Forest Service fire crews will be working on fuels treatment and timber sales units along Skyline Drive in Sweeney Creek and Kelly Park, White Pine thinning area, Surveyor Ridge and from Mulligan Park to Elkhart Park.

Visitors to the area should be aware of heavy traffic due to large logging trucks and crew haulers along the narrow, winding road. Other hazards include falling trees in the work units and equipment and chainsaw use.

Four Timber sales totaling approximately 70 acres have been awarded or will be soon. They are awaiting implementation once the ground is bare of snow and workers can access the area. Work will continue through the summer until complete.

The Skyline Fuels Reduction project was designed to lower the risk from wildfire to homes and private property by removing hazardous fuel loads in the Wildland Urban Interface. This effort will help moderate fire behavior during a wildfire and increase firefighter and public safety

Skyline Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Reduction Project Final Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact was signed in 2016.

Skyline fuels reduction area map.

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