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

BLM Announces Grasshopper Treatments in
Niobrara, Weston, and Crook Counties


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Newcastle Field Office (NFO) announced that chemical grasshopper control treatments have begun on approximately 40,000 acres of BLM lands within Niobrara, Weston and Crook counties. Treatment should be completed by the end of June.

These efforts are being accomplished through the county weed and pest control districts 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.

Maps of the potential BLM lands identified for treatment can be found at www.wy.blm.gov/pests/hpdmap.htm. For more information contact NFO Rangeland Management Specialist Lynnda Jackson at (307) 746-6600 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