Jackson resident Arne Johanson is not only working hard to reduce wildlife risk in Jackson, but in southern California too. He’s an active member of the California Native Plant Society and was recently recognized in their publication Flora for his work to remove harmful invasive weeds that increase wildfire risk. You can see the article … More Jackson resident, Arne Johanson, recognized for fuels reduction projects in California
Monthly Wildfire News: January 2019
Only one left! Join us this Thursday at 6pm July 26, at the Teton County Library and learn more about your role in helping to prepare our community before the next wildfire! Representatives from Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition will be available to share the best practices in wildland fire safety, Ready Set Go and Grant opportunities. … More Neighborhood Wildfire Safety Meetings
TAWPC is working with neighbors and homeowners associations to build a wildfire safe community before the smoke fills the air. Our members are committed to helping your neighborhood learn about defensible space and firewise practices. Please consider inviting a fire professional to your next HOA meeting for a free 20 minute safety presentation and learn more about the opportunities … More TAWPC Members available to support your neighborhood with fire safety information
In the West it’s a matter of when, not if, wildfire impacts our community. The Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition encourages all residents to clear and maintain the home ignition zone around their residences and outbuildings. The 2017 Fall Clean- Up offers a great incentive to pick up the yard, clean out the gutters, and … More Fall Clean Up
Fires are natural to our ecosystem and are beneficial to wildlife. Read to learn more!
Be prepared for burn week! Here is the information for Teton county: OPEN BURN INFORMATION (Only for those outside of Town of Jackson) Open Burn is pile > 3’ wide x 2’ tall (recreational fire) To report your Open Burn, please contact Jackson Hole Fire/EMS at 733-4732. Open burns are allowed in the Town of Jackson only … More Burn Piles
As it starts to cool down it is a good time to start doing work to improve your homes defensible space. Creating good defensible space can greatly increase the chances of your homes survival in a wildfire. Limbing trees, getting rid of dead and down, and thinning tree stands are all good methods for creating and maintaining your … More Its Good Time to Work on Defensible Space
The Cold Springs fire is a great example of how important it is to put your campfire out completely before leaving. In Nederland, Colorado two forest visitors left their campfire going and it escaped, starting the Cold Springs fire which spread into the local community, burning 8 homes. Leaving a fire unattended is a felony arson charge with a maximum … More Even a Small Campfire Can Spread
In 2001 the Green Knoll threatened Teton area homes. This video addresses lessons learned from home owners and fire fighters that are still relevant today.