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Date:  April 11, 2008
Contact:  Marilyn Krause  (406) 533-7617    

BLM Plans Prescribed Burn East of Melrose

The Bureau of Land Management in Dillon is planning to treat approximately 900 acres with prescribed fire in the Rochester Basin area, east of Melrose. “Young trees are encroaching into areas that were historically sagebrush habitat,” stated Kipper Blotkamp, BLM fuels specialist. Depending on weather and conditions, the burn could take place as early as Sunday (April 13). 

Assisting BLM with the burn will be personnel and equipment from the Forest Service and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC).

For a map of the burn area, or if you want more information, please contact Kipper Blotkamp at 683-8022 or George Johnson at 683-8047.