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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Phoenix District
 
Release Date: 02/01/13
Contacts: Media Contact: , Pamela Mathis , 602-402-7690
  Fire Contact: , Ken Shaver , 623-580-5578

Prescribed Burn Improves Antelope Habitat Near Cordes Junction


Cordes Junction, ArizonaTo reduce the occurrence of Juniper from encroaching into grasslands and to improve the habitat of the Pronghorn Antelope within the Agua Fria National Monument, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a prescribed burn – over a three day period between February 1 and March 9, 2013. The burn operation is about four miles east of Cores Junction, Arizona. 

Piles of Juniper that had previously been cut and stacked will be ignited over a 500 acre area. The actual day for the burn will be determined when weather conditions allow for safe burning. Residents should expect some light smoke to be visible in the area during the three-day burn operation and may smolder for a few days. Fire crews will continue to monitor conditions following all prescribed burn activities.

The BLM greatly appreciates your cooperation in protecting yourpublic lands by helping to prevent unwanted wildfires. To report a wildfire call (866) 746-6516. Current fire conditions/restriction information can also be found online at www.azfireinfo.com.



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: 02-01-2013