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Dillon Field Office
Release Date: 12/01/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM To Burn Slash Piles In Coming Weeks

The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office plans to burn slash piles in the Dillon area during the upcoming winter months. The piles to be burned are located in Wisconsin Creek near Sheridan; Quaking Aspen Creek near Laurin; and Everson Creek in Horse Prairie.

Burning these piles is the final step in several hazardous fuels reduction projects designed to provide more defensible space near private homes and land. The piles will be burned when the ground is snow-covered or when the surrounding fuels are wet enough to minimize the potential for unwanted fire spread.

The timing of these burns depends on weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burns will be handled by fire managers from the BLM with assistance from the Forest Service and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

For more information, contact George Johnson or Kipper Blotkamp at the Dillon Field Office at (406) 683-8000.

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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway Drive      Dillon, MT 59725   

Last updated: 06-28-2012