DATE: December 1, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2007-15
FIRE REHAB EFFORTS CONTINUE IN HIGH GEAR
Stabilization and rehabilitation efforts are continuing on public lands in Elko County which burned in the record 2006 Fire Season.
“It’s a challenge getting the work completed before the weather shuts us down but we are making progress and are able to continue work despite this weeks weather” said Bureau of Land Management Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation Manager Tom Warren. “Drill seeding is proceeding on the Winters, Susie, Basco, and Charleston Fires. Five drill seeding contracts have been issued to date and several more are being advertised. In house drill seeding work on Susie fire was completed last week and the remaining acres will be contracted. About 12,000 acres of drill seeding has been completed via contract and BLM personnel to date on the various fires. ”
“Seed deliveries from our second seed buy started this week,” Warren continued. “A total of 900,000 lbs of seed have been purchased for our seeding efforts. Most of the seed will be delivered by the end of next week and the sagebrush seed will not be delivered until early January. Three fence contracts were awarded on the Winters Fire and work has commenced. Two fencing contracts were awarded on the Amazon fire this week. Aerial seeding contracts will be our next priority. ”
“Our goal is to get as much work done as we can before the next growing season,” Warren concluded.