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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/19/13
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Worland Releases Review of North Willow Prescribed Burn Proposal


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office has completed the review of an environmental analysis for a proposed prescribed burn in the North Willow Pasture of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Ten Sleep Allotment in Washakie County. The BLM proposes to adopt this analysis and include fuels treatments on approximately 170 acres of BLM-managed land.

In order to safely and efficiently complete a prescribed burn in the North Willow Pasture, the USFS proposes using the BLM-managed lands as part of the boundary for their burn. The USFS analyzed the effects of the prescribed burn in their Southwest Fuels Healthy Forest Initiative Project Environmental Assessment (EA). The BLM has utilized the USFS’s EA to complete a determination of NEPA adequacy (DNA) for the portion of the burn on BLM-managed lands.

Objectives of the prescribed burn include hazardous fuels reduction and forage enhancement for livestock and wildlife. Range improvements including fencing and water developments may be reconstructed or added to allotment pastures to facilitate the prescribed burning.

The DNA, unsigned finding of no significant impact, USFS EA and a map of the project area are available for review by visiting the BLM website at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/info/NEPA/documents/wfo/northwillow.html.

For more information, please contact BLM Range Technician Andy Rothleutner at 307-388-4694.



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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Last updated: 06-19-2013