Do you live in a rural or semi-rural area in the Bighorn Basin? Would you like to find out how you can reduce your property’s wildfire risk? Then come to the Bighorn Basin Firesmart workshop!
When: Monday, May 6.
Doors open at 6:30, program starts at 7, and we will wrap up by 9.
Where: Worland Community Center Complex, 1200 Culbertson Ave., in Worland (map & directions here).
Learn about Russian olive mitigation, how to create a defensible space around your home and buildings that will protect your property AND look good, wildfire behavior, hazardous fuels, resources for land owners, and much more.
Speakers include CJ Grimes, Wildlife Biologist with Canyon Wren Consulting in Tensleep, who will discuss wildlife conflicts with the Russian olive; Chris Kocher, Washakie County Fire Warden and Worland Fire Chief, on challenges with wildfire in Washakie County; Russ Linneman, Fuels Treatment Contractor, on what to expect when removing Russian olives from your property; and Chris Weydeveld, Washakie County Firesmart Coordinator, on available programs offered to private landowners through the Firesmart program.
In addition, you can take home informational brochures and handouts from the State of Wyoming and other agencies and organizations.
There will be refreshments!
And so we have enough chairs, handouts, and treats — but not too much — please RSVP below.