bill crapser http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming's fire season is a relief for the state http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyomings-fire-season-relief-state <p>Wyoming’s fire season is much smaller than last year.<br><br>State forester Bill Crapser says there have only been a couple of major forest fires this year, and they’re mostly burning in remote areas. Last year, around 30 large fires ravaged the state, and more than 4,000 firefighters from other states came to Wyoming to help.<br><br>Crapser says the damp spring and summer have allowed plants to resist heat, flames, and lightning, and it’s a relief for the state’s budget. &nbsp;<br> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 00:25:51 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 45434 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming's fire season is a relief for the state Despite reduced beetle kill, state forester forecasts a heavy fire season http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/despite-reduced-beetle-kill-state-forester-forecasts-heavy-fire-season <p></p><p></p><p>Wyoming forest officials anticipate another heavy fire season for this year.</p><p>Wyoming State Forester Bill Crapser says recent warm winters have been great for the pine beetle population. He adds that Wyoming pine forests are full of densely-packed stands with trees of the same age, which makes them especially vulnerable to beetles, and that makes them more likely to burn.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:08:23 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38954 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Despite reduced beetle kill, state forester forecasts a heavy fire season Hartville residents warned about Guernsey fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/hartville-residents-warned-about-guernsey-fire <p>Authorities are telling people in a community in southeast Wyoming to be ready to evacuate as a<br />large wildfire spreads.</p><p>They&#39;re telling the 70 people who live in Hartville on the east<br />side of Guernsey State Park to be ready to leave in an hour&#39;s<br />notice.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A wildfire has burned over six square miles of the park since<br />Saturday. Hundreds of campers had to evacuate and the park remains<br />closed.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:40:16 +0000 Associated Press 25354 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Hartville residents warned about Guernsey fire Wyoming is wary about the fire season http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-wary-about-fire-season <p>Officials are warning that despite current wet weather, the risk of statewide fire danger will be high in the coming months.</p><p>Bill Crapser is Wyoming&rsquo;s State Forester. He says, so far, this spring has seen a large amount of fires due to drier weather&hellip; and despite recent spates of rain and snow and a temporary reduction in fires, Crapser says he expects more in the near future.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 11:35:37 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 23504 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming is wary about the fire season