Big prescribed burn projects planned for the Shoshone Forest soon

The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement prescribed fire projects on the southern half of the forest, as weather and fuel conditions allow this spring. Prescribed fire projects are planned in the following areas: -500 acres adjacent to US Highway 26/287 in the Long Creek drainages west of Dubois -400 acres in the Charlie Creek area of the Wiggins Fork north of Dubois -1100 acres in Maxon Basin southwest of Lander -55 acres along Louis Lake Rd (FS 300) near the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River southwest of Lander The prescribed fire projects are being implemented to enhance aspen regeneration and improve forage for wildlife. These projects will also help reduce hazardous fuels thus decreasing the intensity of any future wildfires in the area. Typically, opportunities for implementing these projects start mid-April and last through mid to late June, as weather and fuel conditions allow. Signs will be posted in all areas, and adjacent land owners will be notified prior to beginning the prescribed fire projects. *file photo of the Crooked Creek Fire above Dubois h/t John Crouch /