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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 06/08/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

BLM Announces Grasshopper Treatments in Johnson County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) announced that chemical grasshopper control treatments on approximately 155,000 acres of BLM lands within Johnson County have begun and will possibly continue into July.

These efforts are being coordinated with the Johnson County Weed and Pest Control District in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS). These treatments are designed to suppress grasshopper populations where they are predicted to occur at high numbers that could cause substantial ecological and /or economic damage. The chemical being used is non-toxic to mammals, birds, fish, and bees.

A map of the potential BLM lands identified for treatment can be found at For more information contact BFO Rangeland Management Specialist Janelle Gonzales at (307) 684-1148 or High Plains District Office Resource Advisor George Soehn at (307) 261-7531.

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: 06-08-2010