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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Casper Field Office
 
Release Date: 11/01/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    
  307-261-7603    

Media Alert:
Casper Field Office Plans Prescribed Burn


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:

  • Improve the health and condition of associated sagebrush grassland communities.
  • Improve diversity and structure of these components.
  • Improve habitat quality and quantity for wildlife.
  • Promote regeneration in aspen stands

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. 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: 11-01-2010