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Newcaslte Field Office
Release Date: 01/18/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

BLM Newcastle Field Office Burns Slash Piles on Acreage Burned by Oil Creek Fire

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Newcastle Field Office is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on public lands within Weston County on acreage burned by the Oil Creek Fire located 2 miles northwest of Newcastle, Wyo.

Implementation of the prescribed burn may take place between Jan. 22 and March 1, 2013.

BLM plans to treat approximately 15 acres of slash piles. The slash piles were created from the construction of fire line during suppression efforts on the Oil Creek Fire.

This prescribed burn project will be conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. For more information, please contact Jodi Stone at (307) 261-7631.

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.

Newcaslte Field Office   1101 Washington Boulevard      Newcastle, WY 82701-2968  

Last updated: 01-19-2013