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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 01/09/13
Contacts: Contact: Steve Knox    
  406-538-1976    
     
  Josh Barta    
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BLM Plans to Burn Piles Soon


LEWISTOWN, Mont. – The Bureau of Land Management will be burning approximately ten slash piles in the next month in the Judith Mountains. The piles are a result of a logging project that was completed two years ago in the Upper Armells area.

Winter burning ends on March 1st, so the BLM fuels specialists will be waiting for the right conditions between now and then to implement the project.

Incorporated into the burn plans that are written for each prescribed fire project, are the ranges of conditions necessary to implement the burn. These conditions are checked daily and when a window of opportunity arises, the fuels specialists from the BLM will begin lighting and monitoring the piles. Some of the standards written into the burn plan include snow depth and
temperature.

The smoke columns will likely be visible from Lewistown.



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: 01-09-2013