So long to our followers and readers!
The Firesmart project funding for the Bighorn Basin has expired, and Technical Forestry Services (TFS) participation with it. After December 31, 2023, Bighorn Basin Firesmart will go extinct after thirteen years. All issues will be available on this website until that date.
Starting in 2005, the program has been active in the Bighorn Basin. A listing of the accomplishments can be found here.
All of our work has been the result of cooperative efforts of the Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming State Division of Forestry, all of the county Fire Wardens, the Bureau of Land Management, local forest treatment contractors, and the Operating Groups who assisted in the creation and periodic revision of the County Community Wildfire Protection Plans for each county.
Most of the funding for the program came from federal sources through the Wyoming State Division of Forestry, with some assistance from the individual counties and cities.
Contact the Wyoming State Forestry Division in Riverton, or your County Fire Warden for future Firesmart assistance.
It has been a pleasure providing you with Firesmart tips and information to make your home and cabin survivable in a wildfire, plus updates on fuels treatments and other projects funded by this program.