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BLM Nevada News
ELY FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-064
FOR RELEASE: Friday, Sept. 21, 2007
CONTACT: Chris Hanefeld, (775) 289-1842; chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov

BLM Opens Roads near Mt. Grafton Wilderness

Ely, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely Field Office on Saturday, Sept. 22, will open Campbell Spring Road, Lake Valley Spring Road (Cattle Camp Road) to U.S. Highway 93, and the road to Robbers Roost. People are encouraged to remain out of the Sheep Creek Fire area, about 35 miles south of Ely, for public and firefighter safety.

The BLM on Friday, Sept. 21, turned management of the approximately 2,500-acre fire, over to the UNAWEEP Fire Use Module. UNAWEEP will manage the fire in accordance with the BLM Ely District Managed Natural and Prescribed Fire Plan. The plan identifies areas where allowing wildland fire to resume its natural role in the ecosystem would benefit the natural resources. The plan increases public and firefighter safety. It also increases native vegetative diversity and improves native wildlife habitat. The plan reduces the threat of catastrophic wildfire.

For more information call Chris Hanefeld, BLM Ely District fire information officer, at (775) 289-1842 or chris_hanefeld@nv.blm.gov.

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Last updated: 09-27-2007