• Moose cow and calf

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

Fire Management

Prescribed burn
 

Fire has been a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for thousands of years. Its presence is important for wildlife habitat, nutrient recycling, plant diversity, and overall landscape health. Fire managers at Grand Teton National Park seek to strike a balance between restoring and maintaining natural processes associated with fire, and protecting human life and property.

For more information on Fire Management click any of the following links:



Restoring Fire Regimes
Information on the role of fire in the ecosystem

Fire Jobs
Available positions & application processes


Prescribed Fire
Prescribed fire as a management tool


Interagency Fire Management
Interagency partnership profile


Fire Plans & Policies
Policies guiding NPS fire management activities


Fire Education and Information
Web links to fire education topics


www.tetonfires.com
Interagency fire news



Fire Prevention
Tips to reduce human-caused fires in the park



National Interagency Fire Center
Current and archived wildland fire information


NPS Fire & Aviation Management
National Park Service fire information
 

Did You Know?

Tetons from Hurricane Pass, KF

Did you know that Grand Teton National Park was established in both 1929 and 1950? The original 1929 park protected the mountain peaks and the lakes near the base. The boundaries were later expanded in 1950 to include much of the adjacent valley floor.