Firewood available near Pinedale
Skyline Drive/Fremont Lake Road Construction Update and Decked Firewood Available for Public
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
October 7, 2015
Hooker Creek Construction, Inc. is preparing to end construction activity for the winter on the Skyline Drive Reconstruction Project (Forest Road #37-740), located on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, three miles north of Pinedale, Wyoming.
This 7-mile long construction project was initiated in July of 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2016. The contractor has completed work scheduled for 2015, and is now implementing erosion control measures necessary for winter shutdown, including hydro mulching and seeding on disturbed slopes. The contractor plans to resume construction activities in early May of 2016.
As a result of construction activities, approximately 30 cords of timber cleared by the contractor from the road right-of-way are currently piled alongside Skyline Drive on the east side of road, approximately 9 miles north of Pinedale. Beginning Thursday, October 8, 2015, this wood will be made available for removal by the public with a 2015 Bridger-Teton National Forest Firewood Permit. The piled wood consists primarily of quaking aspen, intermixed with Douglas fir and lodgepole pine. Some of this wood is still green, which is not recommended for burning this winter. All firewood must be cut into a maximum of 8 foot lengths and properly tagged before leaving the decked site, per firewood permit requirements. Mechanized equipment is not authorized for loading firewood at this site.
The Skyline Drive Reconstruction Project will improve the safety, usability, and longevity of the first 7 miles of Skyline Drive (FS Road 370-740). This is a cooperative project involving the Central Federal Lands Highway Division, Sublette County Roads & Bridges, Bridger-Teton National Forest, and Bureau of Land Management.
Please contact the Pinedale Ranger District at (307) 367-4326 if you have any questions regarding this road reconstruction project or to obtain a firewood cutting permit.