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High Desert District
Release Date: 01/03/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Plans Hoback Prescribed Fire

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) plans to conduct a prescribed fire 25 miles northwest of Pinedale, Wyo., this winter or early spring contingent upon fuel moisture and weather meeting optimal burn conditions.

Hoback Prescribed Fire Area Map.
Hoback Prescribed Fire Area Map.

The Hoback prescribed burn will dispose of slash piles created during implementation of a sheltered fuel break along the Hoback Rim above the Hoback Ranches Subdivision. The piles are generally located west of Signal Hill and east of Kismet Peak.

Outdoor enthusiasts are advised to avoid this area during prescribed fire operations. For more information, please contact HDD Fuels Specialist Greg Reser at 307-367-5350.


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 2014, the BLM generated $5.2 billion in receipts from public lands.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 01-03-2013