BLM Logo
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/01/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

Camp Creek Prescribed Fire Completed: Caution Urged for Burn Area


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) treated an estimated 800 acres with prescribed fire within the 3,523 acre Camp Creek project area as part of the 9,000 acre Wyoming Front Aspen Restoration Project (WFARP). Approximately 30 BLM and U.S. Forest Service firefighters and fuels specialists, plus Sublette County volunteer firefighters and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, were on hand to control and direct the burn.

The Camp Creek burn area.
The Camp Creek burn area.
A tree torches during the burn.
A tree torches during the burn.
The Camp Creek prescribed fire was the third burn associated with the WFARP, a multi-year joint effort by the BLM and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to improve forest health and wildlife habitat in aspen and aspen-mixed conifer stands in Sublette and Lincoln counties. The burn also reduced existing fuel loads and improved fuel breaks to reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires.

The project area is located between South Cottonwood Creek and Beecher Creek along the BLM and U.S. Forest Service boundary in Township 32 North, Range 114 West, Sections: 7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29, and 30; and Township 33 North, Range 114 West, Sections: 29 and 32. Residual burning and smoke may linger for a week or more. Visitors are advised to use caution as trees may continue to fall in the burned area.

A map and additional information on the Camp Creek prescribed fire is available at
www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Fire/rxfire/highdesert/campcreek.html.

For more information, contact Greg Reser, PFO natural resource specialist for fire and fuels, at 307-367-5350 or greser@blm.gov.



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.
--BLM--

Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine Street      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 04-24-2012