Date: April 8, 2009
Contact: Mark Jacobsen (406) 233-2831
BLM Fire Project Meeting Scheduled in Rosebud
The Bureau of Land Management is holding an open house on the Wildhorse Fuels Reduction project April 21 at 5:00 p.m. in Rosebud. The event will be at the Rosebud School and is open to the public.
The proposed project is intended to reduce wildfire risks to the public and firefighters by thinning stands of conifers and other woody species. The project area is in Custer and Rosebud counties and lies south of the Yellowstone River, west of the Moon Creek road, east of the Rosebud Creek road and north of the Snyder Creek road.
The Wildhorse Hazard Fuel Reduction project is one of many ongoing proactive projects that are part of the National Fire Plan intended to reduce uncontrolled wildfire. The project was addressed in previous public meetings held in 2003 and 2007. The BLM would like to explain the project and answer questions --from landowners and other interested persons-- which may have arisen since that time.
Contact BLM Miles City Field Office Fire Management Specialist Mike Ford at (406)233-2873 for more information.
The BLM manages more land – 256 million acres – than any other federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.