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Southern Nevada District Office
Release Date: 01/30/13
Contacts: Kirstne Cannon , 702-515-5057 ,

Prescribed Fire Planned Week of February 4 in Pahranagat Wash

Las Vegas – A 50-acre prescribed fire is planned for one day between February 4 and 8 on public land in the Pahranagat Wash 8.5 miles south east of State Route 93 and State Route 168 junction. 

The purpose of the prescribed fire is to cost-effectively remove tamarisk and Scotch Thistle.  By removing these invasive species, native vegetation will be restored to the area.

The area is approximately 7.5 miles from the nearest structure. Risk of fire escape is minimal.  Resources on the project will consist of one wildland fire engine, one fire-suppression equipped utility terrain vehicle and overhead personnel.  The planned fire will only take place if weather conditions are in accordance with the Prescribed Fire Plan.  The area will be closed to public access during the planned fire, however roads will remain open.

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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

Last updated: 04-20-2015