Medicine Bow National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2468 Jackson Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Stage 1 fire restrictions will go into effect July 5, 2018 on all National Forest System lands within the Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, located in Albany and Carbon Counties. The U.S. Forest Service has coordinated with both counties on the timing of the restrictions, which are due to a continued forecast of dry, warm weather conditions and potential for wildfire.
The restrictions include the area surrounding the Badger Creek Fire, but excludes the Laramie Peak and Pole Mountain units on the Medicine Bow National Forest. These restrictions are necessary to protect public health and safety, as well as natural resources.
The following prohibitions are in effect until further notice.
Violation of these regulations is punishable as a class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. Anyone negligently or willfully starting a wildland fire could also be held responsible for the costs of that fire.
In addition to the restrictions listed above and in the midst of the Fourth of July holiday, Forest users are reminded that under no circumstances are fireworks allowed on federally-managed lands.
Forest staff will continue to monitor conditions to assess the need for further action, including additional restrictions if weather remains warm and dry and lessening restrictions if a wetter weather pattern develops.
For more information contact the following Forest Service Offices listed below, go to our website at https://fs.usda.gov/mbr, or follow the MBRTB on Twitter, @FS_MBRTB.