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
A valid firewood permit is required to collect the wood and
logs must be cut to lengths measuring eight feet of less prior
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.