forest fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Lake Owen Fire Update: 80% Contained http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lake-owen-fire-update-80-contained <p>The Lake Owen forest fire, in the Medicine Bow National Forest area, is now 80% contained the U.S. Forest&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">service reports.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The fire covers approximately 500 acres and has caused the evacuation of nearby campers. Residents along Fox Creek Road and in Woods Landing, </span>Jelm<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Albany are still being urged to shelter in place. Three heavy air tankers and 150 personnel are currently working on the fire.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:57:53 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 61054 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lake Owen Fire Update: 80% Contained USDA Pays To Turn Dead Trees Into Biofuel http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/usda-pays-turn-dead-trees-biofuel <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture starting a program that pays people to deliver dead trees to power plants that can convert them to biomass fuel.&nbsp; Large swaths of Wyoming’s forests have been killed by pine beetle infestations and some say they pose a fire danger. Todd Atkinson with the Farm Service Agency says he hopes money will give people the incentive to harvest from more remote areas.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:22:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 59932 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org USDA Pays To Turn Dead Trees Into Biofuel A wildlife continues to burn in the Medicine Bow National Forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wildlife-continues-burn-medicine-bow-national-forest <p>A wildfire near Wheatland in the Medicine Bow National Forest has grown to around a thousand acres.&nbsp; High winds and terrain in the area have hampered firefighters in their efforts to contain it and they can&rsquo;t come face to face with the blaze. &nbsp;Because of this Forest Service Spokesman Aaron Voos said they are taking a different approach in dealing with it.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:32:04 +0000 Bob Beck 25109 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A wildlife continues to burn in the Medicine Bow National Forest