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
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.