With the dry conditions and local county fire restrictions, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is banning open fires on all Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands in a number of regions across Wyoming.

Habitat and Access Coordinator Seth Roseberry said as long as the dry conditions continue across Wyoming, the potential for human-caused fires, including catastrophic fires threatening Commission-owned and administered lands, is very high.

The effects of wildfire can conflict with the wildlife and wildlife habitat purposes of the Game and Fish Commission-owned lands, Chapter 23 authorizes the Department to regulate public use of Commission-owned lands in order to maintain the wildlife purposes for which the lands were acquired or are administered. Therefore, the Department has instituted the fire ban.”

The following acts are prohibited on all Game and Fish Commission-owned and administered lands:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire charcoal grill, coal or wood burning stove.
  • Smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

For more information on the fire ban on Game and Fish lands contact your local Game and Fish Office.