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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2008-027
FOR RELEASE:  Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007
CONTACT:  Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

BLM Seeks Public Input on Lincoln County Fuels Reduction Projects

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District wants to hear from the public on five fuels reduction and habitat improvement projects proposed for Lincoln County, Nev.  The deadline to provide input is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.

The Barclay, Pine Wash and Stokes Flat treatments would be implemented in the Clover Mountains, about 15 miles southeast of Caliente.  The Lien Wash treatment would be implemented on Panaca Summit, about 15 miles east of Panaca.  The Rice Cemetery treatment would be implemented in Little Spring Valley, about 4 miles north of Eagle Valley Reservoir.

The projects would reduce decadent sagebrush cover, and remove selected pinyon and juniper from sagebrush communities to improve overall vegetative composition, as well as to enhance the growth of forbs, perennial grasses and shrubs.  Additional habitat for wildlife species, such as elk, mule deer and sage grouse, would result.  The projects would also lessen the risk of a catastrophic wildland fire and return fire to its natural ecological role.  The Rice Cemetery Project would protect an historic cemetery.  Treatment methods could include aeration, chaining, manual removal methods and mowing.

For more information or to provide input, contact Kyle Teel, BLM Ely District fire ecologist, at the BLM Caliente Field Station, P.O. Box 237, Caliente, NV, 89008-0237, or call (775) 726-8117.

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Click here to view the Reader Letter and Maps for these projects.


 
Last updated: 12-28-2007