DATE: May 18, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2005-32
BLM PRESCRIBED BURNING … RAINED OUT
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office has been rained out of plans to conduct prescribed burns on up to 3,000 acres of pinion and juniper trees on the south and west sides of Spruce Mountain about 30 miles south of Wells, Nevada. The burning was planned to take place during the “window” of May 2 to May 15, 2005 – weather permitting.
“The unseasonably wet conditions prevented us from burning,” said Tom Reid, BLM Elko Field Office Fuels Manager. “In addition to all the moisture, the vegetation is greening up. The nesting season for migratory birds has begun and is a consideration when we plan any type of vegetation treatment. We plan to try the burning project again in Spring 2006.”
For more information about this project, contact Tom Reid at the BLM Elko Field Office at (775) 753-0264.