CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Forestry Division has kicked off an initiative to raise public awareness about the potential for transporting tree-killing insects and diseases in firewood.
This “Don’t Move Firewood” effort is targeted at tourists, particularly the anticipated influx of visitors coming into Wyoming for the August 21 eclipse, many of whom will be campers from outside the state. Billboards conveying the “Don’t Move Firewood” message will be placed along major highway routes entering the state so the message can be seen by drivers as they come into Wyoming. The campaign is scheduled to run from Aug. 14 to Sept. 11.
The “Don’t Move Firewood” campaign goals include increasing public awareness about the importance of not moving firewood and encouraging campers to buy firewood near their campsites. By heeding this advice, the public can continue to enjoy recreating while also playing a vital role in keeping Wyoming’s forests healthy.
Wyoming State Forestry Division is grateful to the USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Program for its generous funding support.