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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Billings Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/09/11
Contacts: Mary Apple 406-896-5258    

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn Near Laurel


Smoke will be visible near Laurel on Wednesday, August 10, if the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Billings Field Office is able to conduct a prescribed burn at the Sundance Lodge Recreation Area. 

The 10-acre project is designed remove invasive cheatgrass and will facilitate the return of native grasses to the area. The burn will only be conducted if weather conditions, such as wind and relative humidity, are within the prescription window.

For more information about this prescribed fire project, please call Billings Interagency Dispatch Center at (406-896-2900).


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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Last updated: 06-28-2012