Save the date for the 2019 Firesmart Picnic
Bighorn Basin Firesmart will be hosting the 2019 Firewise USA™ Picnic again this year at the Willow Park Group Picnic Area in the Bighorn National Forest. The picnic will be Saturday, June 15, time to be announced. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for a barbecue lunch and discussions on wildfire risk reduction around homes and cabins. Friendly visits always occur at these picnics.
Sign up now for your Wildfire Mitigation Plan
If you live or have property in Washakie County, now is the time to sign up to get your own free Wildfire Mitigation Plan. Before fire season is the best time to plan and get your property ready. Go to our contact form and specify that you’re a Washakie County landowner.
North Bighorn River Fuels Treatment Project
Efforts are underway to provide technical assistance to property owners north of the Highway 16/20 bridge as it crosses the Bighorn River in Worland, Wyoming. Heavy Russian olive and tamarisk vegetation has created an environment of high risk to values in the area from unwanted wildfire. Recent wildfire activity throughout the Bighorn Basin in the towns of Worland, Greybull, Basin, and Lovell are examples of the potential risk. If you have a property in Washakie County in this area, contact a TFS Forester (click here to go to our contact form, specify that you are a Washakie County landowner interested in this project) or the Washakie County Fire Warden for information on receiving a free assessment of your property.
Summer forest technician work is available for natural resource college level students seeking to gain practical experience in forestry. Please visit TFS Job Opportunities for more information.