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High Plains District
Release Date: 10/13/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

BLM burns slash piles on Muddy Mountain

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office will be burning slash piles on Muddy Mountain.

Muddy Mountain is located 15 miles south of Casper, Wyo. The slash piles and debris were created from forest health management activities in the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area. The goals of this project are to improve the health and age class diversity of aspen woodlands and lodgepole pine communities as well as reduce hazardous fuel loadings adjacent to developed recreational sites.

Burning may begin as early as October 23, 2010, and may continue until the Spring of 2011 as environmental conditions allow. All prescribed burn projects will be conducted in accordance with approved burn plans when favorable weather, smoke dispersal, and fuel conditions permit. For more information, please contact 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.

High Plains District   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 10-13-2010