Sep 21, 2015

Shoshone forest planning controlled burns north of Cody

This fall, Shoshone National Forest managers plan to burn between 250 and 1,200 acres north of Cody to improve the forest's health.

There are two areas that forest managers plan to burn:
  • 100 to 700 acres near the junction of Wyo. Highway 296 and U.S. Highway 212. The fire is intended "to enhance wildlife habitat, promote aspen regeneration, and reduce hazardous fuels," the forest service said in a Monday news release.
  • 150 to 500 acres near Bald Ridge and Dead Indian Pass adjacent to Wyo. Highway 296. The fire will be used "to reduce hazardous fuels and enhance wildlife habitat," the forest service said.
Shoshone managers say that before starting the controlled burns, they'll post signs and notify adjacent land owners.

For more information about the projects, call the Wapiti Ranger District in Cody at 307-527-6921.

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