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Release Date: 05/01/14
Contacts: 775-289-1842    
News Release No. ELY 2014-019

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Pleasant Valley

Ely, Nev. – Weather conditions permitting, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is scheduled  to continue a 3,900-acre prescribed burn in Pleasant Valley, about 80 miles northeast of Ely as early as Wednesday, May 14.  Smoke from the fire will be visible to residents of Pleasant Valley, Nev., and Ibapah, Gandy, and Partoun, Utah, and there will be an increase in fire vehicle traffic.  The burn will target approximately 750 acres of the total 3,900-acre project.  Since 2010, the BLM has completed 2,100 acres of the project.

The Pleasant Valley Prescribed Burn is part of the larger Kern Mountains Landscape Restoration Project that combines prescribed fire with mechanical treatments to improve watershed health and native habitat, which benefits area wildlife such as elk, mule deer and sage grouse.  The project also reduces the risk of a catastrophic wildfire.  The project is being implemented in accordance with the BLM Ely District Resource Management Plan.

For more information, contact Rob Frisk, BLM Ely District prescribed fire and fuels specialist, at (775) 289-1908 or Cody Coombs, fuels program manager, at (775) 289-1854.

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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Last updated: 05-02-2014