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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Arizona State Office
 
Release Date: 12/05/12
Contacts: Fire Contact: James Hone, 602-708-7293    
  Media Contact: Dennis Godfrey, 602-417-9499    

BLM Plans Prescribed Fire South of Buckeye


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a prescribed burn in the Robbins Butte area, about 10 miles southwest of Buckeye on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Invasive salt cedar, which was removed from BLM land about a year ago, has been gathered on a 40-acre site and will be burned.

The burn is anticipated to begin about 9 a.m. and conclude about 3 p.m. There may be some residual cleanup and burning on December 6.

People who see smoke in the area and have concerns can call Phoenix Dispatch at (866) 746- 6516.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 12-05-2012