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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Price Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/10/12
Contacts: Jason Kirks , 435-259-2184  

BLM Plans Fall Prescribed Fire for Price Canyon


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office and the Canyon Country Fire Zone will be conducting a prescribed fire this fall on public land in Carbon County. The project is in Price Canyon located next to the Price Recreation Camp Ground. The burn is approximately 200 acres and will take about 2 days to complete. The estimated burn time is the second half of October. The burn is being conducted to reduce wildfire risk to the Price Recreation Camp Ground, restore ponderosa pine stands and improve wildlife habitat.
 
Local firefighters from the BLM Canyon Country Fire Zone will staff the burn and monitor fire conditions. The prescribed burn will only be conducted under favorable weather and vegetation conditions in order to achieve desired fire affects and meet the burn plan objectives.
 
Smoke may be visible from Highway 6 and Helper. Most of the smoke will lift and dissipate during the warmest part of the day. Some smoke may linger over the burn area and settle into drainages as temperatures drop during the evening.
 

For more information on this project please visit www.UtahFireInfo.gov.

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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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Price Field Office   125 South 600 West      Price, UT 84501  

Last updated: 10-10-2012