Yellowstone wildfire plans aim for more flexibility

Posted: Apr 29, 2013

Written by

Mark Huffman, Jackson Hole News & Guide
Yellowstone fire

Park are getting new guidelines that rely more on experience and judgment and less on set rules.

With recent approval from the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service, the rewrite will allow firefighters to adopt an approach that emphasizes flexibility.

The OK from Park Service higher-ups is the go-ahead “to write the ‘here’s how we do this’ plan,” said Al Nash, Yellowstone public affairs spokesman.

The park’s response to wildfires in recent years has become more elastic, and that will become the official system, Nash said.

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