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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Newcastle Field Office
 
Release Date: 02/09/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    
  307-261-7603    

BLM Burns Slash Piles in Newcastle Fire Defense Zone


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Newcastle Field Office will be burning slash piles on 24 acres of BLM land located two miles northwest of Newcastle, Wyo.

The slash piles were created from fuel load reduction operations. Burning will begin on Wednesday Feb. 16.

For more information, call Casper Interagency Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9952 or Brett Blumhardt at (307) 746-6622.



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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Newcastle Field Office   1101 Washington Boulevard      Newcastle, WY 82701  

Last updated: 02-15-2011