April 25, 2006
Contact: Rey Adame 307-352-0399
Kirk Strom 307-352-0263
BLM Rock Springs to Host Wildland Fire Use Public Meeting April 27th
The Bureau of Land Management is hosting a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the BLM Rock Springs Field Office to discuss wildland fire use (WFU).
Federal Wildland Fire Policy provides fire managers a wide range of fire management response for naturally ignited wildland fires. These responses can vary from aggressive full suppression actions, limited suppression or Wildland Fire Use by monitoring and predicting the fires movement across the landscape in areas where ecological benefits are high and values at risk are low. “With a Wildland Fire Use response, we now have an opportunity to use a naturally ignited fire as a land management tool to maximize the benefits, both ecologically for the land and economically for the tax payer,” said Kirk Strom, fuels program manager for the Rock Springs BLM field office. BLM and county fire representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
The proposed area is south of Rock Springs between Highway 191 and Highway 430. The BLM has invited the 23 affected land owners impacted by the wildland fire use project area. The public is also invited to attend this meeting.
For more information contact Kyle Cowan at 307-350-0217.