As local residents begin making plans for the upcoming holiday weekend, the Shoshone National Forest is reminding the public of a few things to help have a safe, enjoyable Independence Day week and …
As local residents begin making plans for the upcoming holiday weekend, the Shoshone National Forest is reminding the public of a few things to help have a safe, enjoyable Independence Day week and summer.
Shoshone leaders implemented forest-wide Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on June 25. These restrictions include limiting campfires to permanent fire rings that are installed and maintained by the Forest Service at developed recreation sites. Learn more about these fire restrictions by visiting bit.ly/3dwJapb.
“It is important to remember that fireworks are always illegal on the Shoshone National Forest and all federally-managed lands,” forest officials said in a release. “Please adhere to this regulation as it plays a crucial role in fire prevention.”
The release noted that nearly 90% of all wildfires on public lands are started by humans, calling it every forest visitor’s responsibility to recreate responsibly. To report a fire, call 911.
“We are experiencing high levels of public visitation and use of the Shoshone National Forest,” said Shoshone National Forest Supervisor Lisa Timchak. “Please ensure you take the time to fully understand the rules and regulations specific to the Shoshone National Forest, such as the food storage order, before setting out on your trip.”
The Shoshone has a forest-wide storage order in place for food and other attractants to lessen the potential for human-wildlife conflicts. More information on this food storage order can be found at bit.ly/2SAJrjs.