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Wyoming Wildfires

Wyoming has more than 460,000 people living in areas with elevated vulnerability to wildfires. The state could be doing more to prepare for its growing future wildfires risks.

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For more information on how prepared Wyoming is for its growing wildfires threat, read the detailed state summary.

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Is Wyoming Taking Action?

  • The Wyoming State Forestry Division has published general information on future wildfire risks, but the state has not conducted a detailed vulnerability assessment, and it has not adopted a climate change adaptation plan
  • Like many states, Wyoming has a hazard mitigation plan that covers wildfire and takes part in the national Firewise program, which helps communities prepare for wildfire risks

Did you know...

  • 10 times more large wildfires (more than 1000 acres) burned each year in Wyoming, on average over the past decade, than in the 1970s
  • The average area burned each year in Wyoming is 45 times greater over the past ten years than in the 1970s