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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District Office
 
Release Date: 02/02/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 , lross@blm.gov

BLM to Begin Rehabilitation Work on Public Lands within the Washoe Drive Wildland Fire Area


Carson City, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City District is scheduled to begin rehabilitation work on public lands administered by the BLM, on the burned areas located within the Washoe Drive wildland fire area the week of February 6, 2012.

Approximately 600 acres will be aerially seeded with a variety of native and non-native plant species. The selection of these plant species is based on their ability to aid in erosion control, evasive species control, and be fire resistant.

In addition to the planned Washoe Fire rehabilitation, the BLM has recently completed rehabilitation projects consisting of 3000 acres within the burned areas of the Ray May wildland fire and 75 acres within the Burbank wildland fires. BLM has three more rehabilitation projects scheduled for February.

For further information please contact Billy Britt at 775-885-6006.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Carson City District Office   5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701  

Last updated: 02-03-2012