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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/11/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    

BLM to Host Open House:
Seeks Public Input on Prescribed Burns in the Ferris and Seminoe Mountains


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office will host an open house on March 25, 2010 to provide information and gather public input on two vegetation treatment proposals in the Ferris and Seminoe Mountains. The open house is scheduled to run from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third Street in Rawlins, Wyo.

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The vegetation treatment projects may include prescribed burning and/or use of unplanned ignitions to address disease and habitat decadence in woodland and shrub communities. Environmental assessments for these two projects are expected later this spring.

The BLM and Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will also present this information at the WGFD Season Setting meetings scheduled in Rawlins on March 17 and in Casper on March 30.

The projects are cooperative efforts involving the BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District, Bureau of Reclamation, Wyoming State Land Board, grazing permittees and private landowners.

For more information about the vegetation treatment projects, please contact Andy Warren, range specialist at 307-328-4271 for the Ferris Mountain project, and Mike Murry, range specialist for the Seminoe project at 307-328-4253.



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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Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 03-11-2010