Bighorn Basin Firesmart offers education and outreach for those living and working in wildfire-prone areas of the Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn Basin of Central Wyoming. Although homes and cabins in the path of a wildfire are perhaps the most threatened, wildfires also put human health and safety at risk, as well as power grids, drinking water supplies, firefighter safety, critical wildlife habitat, soil productivity, viewsheds, and air quality.
Funded by grants from the USDA Forest Service, Bighorn Basin Firesmart has been active throughout the Bighorn Basin and Bighorn Mountains since 2008 with public outreach and forest management projects. Activities include partnerships with state, county and private ownerships for planning and implementation of forest health and fuels reduction projects. Projects come with goals and objectives aimed at reducing risks of unplanned wildfire damaging values such as homes, infrastructure and natural resources.
We publish a Firesmart Newsletter quarterly. You can click here to read the current issue and here to sign up to receive it via email.