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Partial fire ban on WGFD lands in Albany, Platte and Goshen counties

August 03, 2018
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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is implementing a partial fire ban on Game and Fish Commission-owned and managed lands within Goshen, Platte and Albany counties. The fire ban is in effect immediately.

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Under a partial ban it is permissible have contained campfires within an established fire ring, and to use gas grills and charcoal, all with proper means to extinguish a fire nearby. Welding, using a cutting torch and smoking must be done in a cleared area of at least 10 feet in radius. Internal or external combustion engines, including ATVs and motorcycles, shall have approved spark arrestors. The affected areas include:

Platte County: Cottonwood Draw Wildlife Habitat Management Area and the following Public Access Areas: Wheatland Reservoir #1/ Rock Lake, Grayrocks Reservoir, North Platte River – Glendo, North Platte River – Wendover, and North Platte River – Guernsey. 

Goshen County: Springer, Table Mountain and Rawhide Wildlife Habitat Management Areas (WHMA), as well as Packers Lake and North Platte River Public Access Areas.

Albany County: Forbes/Sheep Mountain, Jelm, Laramie Peak, Tom Thorne Williams/Beth Williams WHMAs and Wheatland Reservoir 3 Public Access Area. The Laramie Plains Lakes, including Lake Hattie, Twin Buttes Reservoir, Galett Lake, Meeboer Lake and Leazenby Lake Public Access Area, are also under the partial fire ban.

For more information on the fire ban on Wyoming Game and Fish Commission-owned lands contact the Laramie Region Game and Fish Office at (307) 745-4046.

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