Helping you stay safe this wildfire season -- and all year long!
Do You Have a Plan?
Do you live or have a cabin in Washakie County?
If so, you’re eligible to get a free Wildfire Mitigation Plan for your property AND you may be eligible for cost-sharing funds. You can click here to download a fillable PDF of our application form or you can contact us to have one sent to you.
This issue includes before and after photos of fuel break mitigation work; an in-depth description of fire behavior; information on what to do if you can’t evacuate in a wildfire; a checklist for maintaining your defensible space; and much more!
Wildfire Outlook for March
March’s wildfire outlook for Wyoming, including the Bighorn Basin, is NORMAL. That doesn’t mean NO risk but that the risk is normal for this time of year. You can find the maps for April and May, as well as long-range predictions, here. You can also download a 120-day seasonal outlook document, which has temperature, humidity, drought, snow, and many other statistics here.
Our latest blog post
Where’s the Fire? Fire season is ramping up here in northern Wyoming and people are asking where the smoke is coming from. People are also going out into the wilderness and other wildfire-prone areas…. [Read more…]
About Bighorn Basin Firesmart
We do education and outreach for those living and working in wildfire-prone areas of the Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn Basin of Central Wyoming. Read more here.
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