Medicine Wheel Ranger District plans spring prescribed burns

(Greybull, Wyo.) — Bighorn National Forest fire managers plan to conduct prescribed burns in areas of the Medicine Wheel Ranger District beginning in mid- to late-March through mid-April. Burns are planned for the Mathews Ridge area on the west rim of Paintrock Basin. Grass and sagebrush will be burned to improve forage and habitat for wildlife and domestic livestock. Burns are conducted just after snowmelt when weather conditions are favorable and before vegetation green-up occurs. For more information about the prescribed burns, contact the Medicine Wheel Ranger District in Greybull at 307-765-4435. *Feature photo: Prescribed burn via Wikimedia Commons* #dally #news