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Central California District
Release Date: 06/27/11
Contacts: David Christy , 916-941-3146  
News Release No. CA-CC-11-69

BLM Ukiah Field Office Plans Prescribed Burn at Payne Ranch

The Bureau of Land Management’s Ukiah Field Office and the Lake-Napa unit of CalFire will conduct a prescribed burn Wednesday and Thursday in the Bear Creek area, assuming air quality and fire prescription conditions are suitable.

The burn will take place at the Payne Ranch near the intersection of highways 16 and 20 in Colusa County. Up to 162 acres may be burned.

“Our goal is to help control noxious weeds – yellow starthistle, medusahead rye and barb goatgrass,” said Jeff Tunnell, BLM fire mitigation and education specialist.

For further information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office at (707) 468-4000.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 06-28-2011