Firewood available from Skyline fuels reduction work

Area where wood is cut.

The Pinedale Ranger District would like to

make the public aware that firewood is available to gather as

a result of work recently done by the 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 is

stacked in piles. Larger diameter wood that was cut near roadways

has been left out of piles and is available as firewood.

Please leave the slash piles undisturbed so that they may be

burned during the fall or winter.

Kelly Park has approximately 100-150 cords of wood available

for the public. This firewood has been felled and stacked

in piles 6 feet to full tree lengths. 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 eight feet of 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.

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