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Bishop Field Office
Release Date: 02/03/14
Contacts: Deb Schweizer, (760) 873-2427    
News Release No.

BLM Prescribed Burn Projects

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Bishop Field Office is planning to continue the implementation of several prescribed fire projects to improve and maintain habitat conditions for Greater Sage-Grouse and other sagebrush associated wildlife species over the next week or two. 

The slash pile burning will be conducted in the Aurora Canyon, Stringer and Summers Meadows areas. The prescribed burn units consist of scattered slash piles in brushfields that cover approximately 150 acres. Interagency fire crews will only conduct the pile burning when there is a sufficient amount of snow around the piles to prevent any spread into adjacent vegetation. Once ignition begins the project is expected to last several days. Smoke may be visible at times from Bridgeport and Highway 395.

Prescribed burning operations are being conducted when weather and fuel conditions are within a specific prescription to safely accomplish the project objectives and to reduce impacts to air quality. For more information regarding the prescribed burning implementation, contact Stuart Volkland, Mono Lake Ranger District Fire Management Officer at (760) 647-3028. For questions or concerns related to air quality, contact Jon Becknell of Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District at (760) 872-8211.


Bishop Field Office   351 Pacu Lane, Suite 100, Bishop, CA 93514   

Last updated: 02-03-2014