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Lower Sonoran Field Office
Release Date: 01/28/13
Contacts: Pamela Mathis 602-402-7690 / 623-580-5500    
  Ken Shaver 623-580-5578    

Prescribed Burn Planned

(Cordes Junction, Arizona.)  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be conducting a prescribed burn between February 1 and March 9, 2013. The area to be burned is approximately four miles east of Cordes Junction, Arizona. The purpose of the burn is to improve habitat for antelope and other wildlife.

BLM fire personnel will ignite the piles of cut juniper in the Sycamore Mesa area when weather and vegetation conditions allow for safe burning. The piles to be ignited are spread over approximately 500 acres so residents can expect some light smoke to be visible during the burn operation that should last two or three days.

After ignition, the area is expected to burn down quickly, but may smolder for a few days. Fire crews will 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 be foundonline at

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: 01-28-2013