Community meeting scheduled for fuels mitigation project on North Fork

Posted 8/5/21

Shoshone National Forest officials will hold a community meeting at the Wapiti Fire Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform community members, recreation …

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Community meeting scheduled for fuels mitigation project on North Fork

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Shoshone National Forest officials will hold a community meeting at the Wapiti Fire Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform community members, recreation cabin owners and lodge owners about the Shoshone’s plans to implement a fuels and fire mitigation project in the corridor surrounding the North Fork of the Shoshone River.

“It is important to the Shoshone National Forest that individuals interested in the North Fork project have a good understanding of what we hope to accomplish,” said District Ranger Casey McQuiston. “We want to take this opportunity to meet with the community about the project and answer any questions.”

During the meeting, staff from the Shoshone National Forest will give a short presentation describing the areas within the project and explain how the work will help mitigate impacts in the event of a wildfire in the area. The project will include mechanical removal of timber, dead/down logs, and undergrowth to provide firefighters a safer working environment and increase the defensibility of improvements. 

As planned by forest officials, the work will extend from the eastern boundary of the Shoshone outside of Wapiti to approximately 2 miles east of Yellowstone National Park’s western boundary.

For more information on the project, visit www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60578. Due to limited space, Shoshone personnel ask that only individuals directly impacted by the prescribed fire project attend Wednesday’s meeting in person. It will be streamed on the Shoshone National Forest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ShoshoneNF.

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