Wyoming State Park Planning Firewise Garden  

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Aug 26, 2014

Wyoming photo of Idaho garden - 8.26.14                              Photo Credit:  Darin Oswald - Idaho Statesman

Yesterday Betsey Nickerson with the Laramie County Wyoming Firewise Program told me about a Firewise Garden they’re developing at a new visitor center located in Kurt Gowdy State Park. The endeavor is a cooperative effort of the state park, state forestry, their local Firewise program, and the University of Wyoming. The park is located 24 miles west of Cheyenne and 24 miles east of Laramie. 

As part of the planning phase for the addition to the park, she’s looking for examples of Firewise gardens or demonstration sites that have been completed in other states. They hope to start the project this fall and complete the planting in the spring.  Betsey welcomes your creative ideas, photos and interpretive signage examples - send them to her at