Pile burning activities begin on northern half of Shoshone National Forest

Beginning last week, the Shoshone National Forest plans to burn piles of slash generated by timber sales, hazard tree removal, and fuel reduction work on the Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti districts. This work will continue through the winter as favorable conditions continue. Today, Dec. 29, pile burning is being done along the North Fork Highway, and smoke may be visible from the road. Piles to be burned are located in the following areas: · Clarks Fork District - Sunlight, Crandall, Muddy Creek, and Hunter Peak areas. · Wapiti District - near several lodges along the North Fork corridor, the Wapiti Ranger Station, and various locations from the Forest boundary to the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. On Carter Mountain, crews hope to burn piles in the Marquette Creek area. · Greybull District - Brown Mountain as well as near Twin Lakes and Cottonwood Creek timber sale units. Brief concentrations of smoke may be visible when crews ignite the piles. The overall duration of the projects will vary with weather conditions and may last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. #reboot #news