Marilyn Krause (406-533-7617)
Date: March 22, 2007
BLM PLANS TO BURN NEAR CLANCY AND TOWNSEND
Residents in the Clancy and Townsend area may see smoke at times over the next few months as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) burns three areas, weather permitting.
The first project is Shep’s Ridge approximately five miles northwest of Townsend. The objective is to improve bighorn sheep habitat and reduce the amount of woody vegetation in the wildland urban interface.
Another project area is in the South Elkhorn’s approximately 5 miles southeast of Radersburg. Previously harvested units in Johnny’s Gulch and Keating Gulch will be burned to promote forest health a reduce fuels.
The third area to be burned is in Lump/Ohio Gulch about 5 miles northeast of Clancy. The Clancy project will consist of burning previously harvested units with the objectives of reducing the threat of wildfire, and improving wildlife habitat and forest health.
For more information on the projects, contact John Thompson or Charles Tuss at the BLM, Butte Field Office, phone (406) 533-7600.