Release Number: BMFO-2004-10
For Release: April 1, 2004
BLM TO CONDUCT PRESCRIBED BURN - LOCKES POND
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Battle Mountain Field Office is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on April 5th, 2004, in the Lockes Pond Unit of the Railroad Valley Wildlife Management Area. The prescribed fire area is located off of US Hwy 6 about half way between Ely and Tonopah. Objectives of the burn are to improve wildlife habitat around the ponds by removing dead and decadent vegetation and enhancing nesting cover and habitat. The prescribed burn is highly dependant on prescribed weather and fuel parameters. The burn may be postponed a day or two until a window of acceptable prescriptive conditions opens. Smoke may be visible for up to two hours from US HWY 6 and other nearby areas. Approximately 30 acres is targeted for implementation.
For further information please contact Dave Davis, Fire Management Officer at the Battle Mountain Field Office, phone (775) 635-4000