U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
For Release: October 3, 2007
BLM Proposes Aspen Regeneration and Fuels Reduction Work in Conway Summit Area
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office is proposing to improve aspen and meadow habitat and reduce hazardous fuels on up to 50 acres of BLM-managed public lands near Conway Summit, California.
The land proposed for treatment is dominated by aspen groves and meadow vegetation, which require fire to regenerate and compete with encroaching plant species. To achieve aspen and meadow habitat restoration the BLM is proposing to utilize prescribed fire, burning selectively around aspen groves and within meadows. The use of prescribed burning will also reduce hazardous fuel levels in the area, therefore, decreasing future wildland fire intensity. Burning will occur when weather conditions are appropriate this fall.
Comments on this proposed project should be addressed to Bill Dunkelberger, Field Manager, BLM – Bishop Field Office, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100, Bishop, CA 93514. Comments should be received by October 10, 2007.
For more information, contact Katie VinZant, natural resource specialist for the Bishop Field Office, at (760) 872-5025.
Bishop Field Office – 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100. - Bishop, CA 93514