DATE: December 7, 2006
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2007-18
POST-FIRE SEASON GRAZING WORKSHOP SCHEDULED
A workshop will be held at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office to discuss post-fire vegetation rehabilitation objectives as they affect grazing on public lands.
The workshop will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2006, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will be repeated on Saturday, December 16, 2006, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nev. The workshop is free and the public is invited.
The purpose of the workshop is to present and discuss the rehabilitation objectives that have been developed for vegetation which burned on public lands in the 2006 fire season.
“This workshop is particularly important to anyone affected by wildfires this year,” said BLM Elko Renewable Resources Manager Shane DeForest. “It is also highly recommended for anyone who could possibly be affected by wildfires in future years.”
“We’ll be discussing resource needs for watershed health and important habitat needs as they relate to fire rehabilitation and recovery,” said DeForest. “In the post-2005 fire season, there were misunderstandings and debate about BLM’s resource objectives and how they related to grazing closures. We’d like to avoid that this year and invite people to come to the workshop and visit with us.”
For questions or more information about the workshops, please contact Shane DeForest or any Rangeland Management Specialist at the BLM Elko Field Office (775) 753-0200.