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South Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 10/05/09
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM Set to Burn Slash Piles

The Bureau of Land Management in cooperation with the State of South Dakota will begin burning piles of limbs and branches left over from fire fuel-reduction operations near Lead and Sturgis when weather conditions permit.

The slash piles are located throughout the Fort Meade Recreation Area and in the vicinity of Lead near Englewood and along the Yellow Creek road near the Jaybird Subdivision.

All of the burning will be on BLM managed lands and approximately 400 acres are scheduled to be completed. Smoke will be monitored to minimize impacts to smoke sensitive areas.

Burning operations will take place once snow is on the ground and the weather outlook calls for continued precipitation.

For further information contact Ryan Larson at (605) 892-7033 or (605) 210-0284. 

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.

South Dakota Field Office   310 Roundup Street      Belle Fourche, SD 57717  

Last updated: 06-28-2012