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Carson City District
Release Date: 07/22/13
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 ,
News Release No. CCDO 2013-48

Emergency Stabilization and Fire Rehabilitation Planning Underway for the Bison Fire

Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District and Bureau of Indian Affairs Western Nevada Agency are leading an interagency planning effort to address fire impacts caused by the Bison Fire in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Minden and Garnerville, Nev.

Additional partners include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Division of Forestry, the Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team, Nevada Department of Agriculture, and the Washoe Tribe.

Burned area assessments are being conducted with the intent of identifying suitable areas for fire rehabilitation and stabilization activities. The assessment and planning process must be completed 21 days from the fire containment, which occurred on July 13.

The lightning caused Bison Fire started on July 4 and at time of containment was 24,136 acres. Over 11,000 acres of Bi-State Greater Sage-Grouse habitat were impacted by the fire.

For more information contact Ryan Elliott at 775-885-6167.

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.

Carson City District   5665 Morgan Mill Road      Carson City, NV 89701  

Last updated: 07-31-2013