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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/11/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

BLM burns slash piles on Muddy Mountain


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office will be burning slash piles on Muddy Mountain next week.

Muddy Mountain is located 15 miles south of Casper, Wyo. The slash piles and debris were created from forest health management activities in the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area. The goals of this project are to improve the health and age class diversity of aspen woodlands and lodgepole pine communities as well as reduce hazardous fuel loadings adjacent to developed recreational sites.

Burning will begin February 17 or 18, 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 Zeb McWilliams at 307-261-7698.



The BLM manages more land - 253 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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Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 02-11-2010