Cleaning up the divide
Prescribed burning planned in Divide Peak area of Sierra Madre Range
April 28, 2021
In coming weeks, Medicine Bow National Forest fire personnel are hoping to conduct prescribed burns in the northwest portion of the Sierra Madre Range. The targeted burns will improve vegetation conditions and wildlife habitat, as well as reduce fire danger by mitigating fuel loading.
Primary burn units this spring include approximately 220 acres in the Divide Peak area and are part of the Divide Peak Prescribed Burn Project.
Located on the northern end of the Sierra Madres in Carbon Co., Wyoming, this project area is nearly 1,600 acres and includes multiple years of spring/fall burning.