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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Pinedale Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/20/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory,    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Pinedale Field Office Issues Camp Creek Prescribed Fire Decision


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Pinedale Field Office (PFO) is issuing the environmental assessment (EA), finding of no significant impact (FONSI) and decision record (DR) for the 1,154 acre Camp Creek prescribed fire.

The Camp Creek prescribed fire is located within the 3,523 acre Camp Creek project area as part of the 9,000 acre Wyoming Front Aspen Restoration Project (WFARP) in Sublette and Lincoln counties. This is 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 while reducing existing fuel loads and improving fuel breaks to reduce wildfire potential.

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.

The EA, FONSI and DR are available for viewing at the PFO at 1625 W. Pine Street, Pinedale, Wyo. The issuance of these documents today initiates a 15-day protest period. To a file a protest, a written statement of reason must be mailed, faxed or delivered during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) to:

Shane DeForest, Field Manager
BLM Pinedale Field Office
PO Box 768
1625 W. Pine Street
Pinedale, WY 82941
Fax: 307-367-5329

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, please 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.
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