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Grand Teton, Bridger-Teton National Forest plan prescribed burns on 1,000 acres this fall

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MOOSE, Wyoming — Fire managers plan to conduct prescribed burns on about 1,000 acres of Grand Teton National Park and nearby national forest land this fall.

Grand Teton officials are preparing for a 370-acre burn northwest of Moran to help protect a subdivision deemed at risk for wildfire. They're also looking at burning about 320 acres near Kelly to help restore native vegetation.

Upcoming burns in the Bridger-Teton National Forest include 200 acres 20 miles south of Jackson to help protect homes from wildfires.

Forest officials also plan to burn about 100 acres south of the Buffalo Ranger Station. The goal there is to improve sage grouse habitat as well as forage for elk, moose and deer.

The burns will occur as conditions become favorable for keeping flames under control.

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