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Gila District Office
Release Date: 01/25/13
Contacts: Diane Drobka, 928-348-4403,    

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn in the Dos Cabezas Mountains

Safford, Ariz.  – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Safford Field Office and Gila District Fire Management Office plan to conduct a prescribed burn within the Dos Cabezas Mountains near the Dos Cabezas Peaks southeast of Willcox. If weather conditions permit, the burn will take place between January 14th and the 17th. The Dos Cabezas Pile Burn will encompass approximately a half acre in size and consists of piles generated during a thinning project around the communication site located near the peaks. 

The thinning treatment was completed by the BLM in 2010 to create an area of sparse vegetation surrounding the communication site to prevent damage during wildfires.

BLM fire crews will be conducting the pile burn treatment during one operational shift.   Access to the area will not be affected during the day of burning activities.

For more information, please contact Diane Drobka, Public Affairs Specialist, at 928-348-4403.

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 01-25-2013