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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 10/13/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

BLM burns slash piles on Billy Creek Road and Burnt Hollow


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office will be burning a total of 175 acres of slash piles this fall in the Billy Creek and Burnt Hollow areas.

The Billy Creek site is located 25 miles west of Buffalo off of Hazelton road on Highway 16. There are 110 acres of slash piles scheduled for burning at this site. The goal of the project is to reduce hazardous fuels by removing standing dead Limber Pine that was killed due to blister rust.

The Burnt Hollow site includes 65 acres of slash piles. This area is 20 miles North of Gillette on Highway 59. The goal of this project is to eliminate Juniper adjacent to riparian areas and stop it from encroaching on grazing areas.

Burning is scheduled to begin Oct. 13, 2009 and continue through April 2010. All prescribed burn projects will be conducted in accordance with approved burn plans when favorable weather, smoke dispersal and fuel conditions permit. For More information please contact Bob Buhr at (307) 684-1193 or Gregg Buckalew at (307) 684-1194.



The BLM manages more land - 256 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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Last updated: 10-13-2009