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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Miles City Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/07/10
Contacts: Contact Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn to Improve Habitat


The BLM will be conducting a prescribed burn as part of a habitat improvement project at the Matthews Recreation Area located about 9 miles northeast of Miles City sometime between April 8 and 25, 2010.

The burn is part of a cooperative wildlife habitat improvement project between the BLM Miles City Field Office and the Tongue River Chapter of Pheasants Forever and will include about 12 acres and take an afternoon to complete. The proposed burn is needed to prepare the site for successful establishment of native grass species. 

For more information call BLM Biologist Kent Undlin at (406)233-2800.



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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Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 06-28-2012