The sky over the Wind River Range turns orange as the sun sets on a smoky Wednesday in a scene from Ray Lake near Fort Washakie.
Portraits of some of the 1,456 firefighters working on three major wildfires in Wyoming.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest has seen a 28 percent budget cut since 2009, hurting programs, facilities and personnel who serve 3.4 million visitors a year.
Western states are ill-equipped to take ownership of federal lands because of the spiraling cost of fighting wildfires on national forests
With the stroke of a pen Gov. Mead made available $60 million in emergency fire funding for this summer.