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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/06/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Billy Creek Area Firewood Sales Temporarily Halted for Safety Concerns


Firewood permits for the Billy Creek area in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office, will be suspended for a two-week period beginning Thursday, Aug. 5, until Monday, Aug. 23. This temporary closure is due to fuels reduction work going on in the area for the Billy Creek Biomass Project. The BLM wants to ensure the safety of the public during the tree felling and harvesting activities.

Permits purchased before Aug. 23 will still be valid. Permits are $7.00 per cord. There is an additional $1.50 road maintenance fee per permit. Individuals must show up in person at the Buffalo Field Office, located at 1425 Fort St., Buffalo, WY 82834, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to purchase a permit.

Cutting will resume on Monday, August 23. All available areas and individual trees will be designated and marked by BLM prior to the sale. Firewood can be cut in these areas, and only those trees marked will be available for firewood use.

For more information please contact the BLM Buffalo Field Office at (307) 684-1100 or visit the office at the above address.



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: 08-06-2010