Firewood available from Skyline Fuels reduction work


The Pinedale Ranger District

has firewood available to gather as a result

of work recently done by Bridger-Teton

National Forest fire/fuels personnel and

contractors on the Skyline Wildland Urban

Interface Fuels Reduction Project.

Trees in several thinning units along

Skyline Drive, Kelly Park and Sweeney

Creek have been felled and the slash has

been stacked in piles. Larger diameter wood

that was cut near roadways has been left out

of piles and is available as firewood. Slash

piles should be left undisturbed so that they

may be burned during the fall or winter.

Kelly Park has approximately 100 to 150

cords of wood available for the public. This

firewood has been felled and stacked in piles

of random lengths from six feet to full tree

lengths. Be aware that the Kelly Park access

road is rough and rocky with no pullouts in

the steeper sections. High clearance vehicles

with four-wheel drive and high clearance

trailers are recommended. Forest Service

fire crews are still working in the area.

Trees from active timber sales have been

decked and are not available for firewood.

Timber sale decks will be marked with

signs.

A valid firewood permit is required to collect

the wood and logs must be cut to lengths

measuring 8 feet or less prior to removal.

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.

Call the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-

367-4326 for additional information.

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