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Dan Stahler selected as leader of Yellowstone National Park’s Wolf Project

CASPER, Wyo. — Dan Stahler has been selected as the new leader of Yellowstone National Park’s Wolf Project. A 21-year veteran of the National Park Service, Stahler succeeds Doug Smith, who retired at the end of December 2022, according to a news release by Yellowstone National Park. “Dan is a proven leader with the scientific experience, […]

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Natrona County firefighters answer call to aid Oregon wildfire battle

CASPER, Wyo. — In a collaborative effort to combat the raging wildfires in Oregon, the Natrona County Fire District and Evansville Fire-EMS have dispatched resources to assist with ongoing firefighting operations. Brush 12 — consisting of Captain Dan Coursen, Engineer Jeff Parke and Firefighter Collin Baldacci — departed from Evansville to join the fight against […]

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(MAP) BLM Newcastle Field Office planning winter slash pile burns in Crook, Weston County

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management’s Newcastle Field Office is planning to burn slash piles in Crook and Weston County, the agency announced on Monday. The prescribed burning is expected to occur throughout the winter as conditions allow through April 2023. Specific project areas include: ~1,500 acres in Weston County in the following […]

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BLM planning slash pile burns in Bighorn Mountains, Campbell County through fall, winter

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming’s Buffalo Field Office is planning to conduct slash pile burning in the Bighorn Mountains and in Campbell County this fall and winter. The prescribed burns are expected to begin around mid-November and could continue through April 2023. Burning will only be conducted if fuel moisture and […]

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BLM to burn slash piles on Coal Mountain southwest of Casper Thursday; smoke may be visible

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management High Plains District is planning to conduct burning of slash piles on Thursday, Nov. 3 on Coal Mountain, if weather conditions allow. Coal Mountain is located about 20 miles southwest of Casper, and smoke may be visible in the surrounding area during the burning. “Operations are conducted […]

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BLM High Plains District lifts fire restrictions in five more Wyoming counties

CASPER, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management’s High Plains District announced Wednesday that it has lifted fire restrictions on BLM-administered land in five more Wyoming counties. Fire restrictions have been lifted on BLM land in Campbell, Converse, Crook, Platte and Sheridan Counties, the press release on Wednesday said. Restrictions were lifted on BLM land […]

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BLM High Plains lifts fire restrictions in Natrona, Johnson, Weston Counties

CASPER, Wyo. — Fire restrictions have been lifted on Bureau of Land Management–administered lands in Natrona, Johnson and Weston Counties, the BLM High Plains District announced Friday. Before lifting restrictions on BLM lands in other High Plains District areas, the BLM High Plains District will coordinate with those counties, the announcement added. On BLM-administered land […]