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Release Date: 05/18/09
Contacts: David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Conducting Prescribed Burns Near Clancy

Residents in the Clancy area may see smoke at times over the next two days as the Bureau of Land Management conducts prescribed burns.

The project is in Ohio Gulch area about five miles northwest of Clancy. The Clancy project consists of burning previously-harvested units with the goal of reducing the threat of wildfire, and improving wildlife habitat and forest health.

The prescribed burns are being closely monitored by fire mangers and firefighters.

For more information on the burns, contact John Thompson or Charles Tuss at the BLM Butte Field Office, (406) 533-7600.

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.

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