U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
|Release Date: 05/19/13|
Who: BLM High Plains District
What: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is planning to conduct a prescribed burn
When: November 2nd- 6th, 2010
Where: 16 miles south of Casper, in the Bates Hole area.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is planning to conduct a prescribed burn within Natrona County, Wyo.
The project is located 16 miles south of Casper, in the Bates Hole area. Implementation of the prescribed fire is scheduled to begin November 2. Smoke may be visible from town and may appear to be on Casper Mountain. However, the burn is actually on the west end of Muddy Mountain.
BLM plans to treat approximately 1200 acres of grass, sagebrush, and limber pine. The objectives of the prescribed burn are:
This prescribed burn project will be conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit.
For more information, please contact Eric Fransted at (307) 261-7696 or Craig Short at (307)-261-7698.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. 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.
Casper Field Office 2987 Prospector Drive Casper, WY 82604
|Last updated: 11-01-2010|
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