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Prescribed burn planned for Yellowtail


February 28, 2019

CODY – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is planning a prescribed burn on Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Management Area east of Lovell this week. The prescribed burn is dependent on weather and fuel moisture and could begin as early as Thursday, Feb. 28.

In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management and assistance from the National Park Service, Game and Fish plans to burn approximately 65 acres around Ponds 1 and 2 on Yellowtail WHMA, north of the Shoshone River. The prescribed fire will burn cattails to increase open water for the benefit of migrating waterfowl.

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