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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-NV-W010-2013-0076-DNA Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Cyanco Fire – Emergency Stabilization/Burned Area Rehabilitation Project Decision Date:  12/18/2013
Applicant:  BLM    
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Project Description:
The Cyanco Fire was ignited by lightning on 7/01/2013 and contained on 7/04/2013. The Cyanco Fire occurred near the peak of Blue mountain, approximately 20 miles west of Winnemucca, NV. A total of 881 acres were burned by the fire, with 517 acres of BLM managed lands burned, and 364 acres burned on private landholdings. 100% of the burned area is classified as year-round habitat for pronghorn. The fire burned across 3 ecological sites on BLM lands, with aproximately 60% of the fire occurring in ecological site R024XY005NV, which is a loamy-soiled site which receives an average of 8-10" of precipitation annually. Dominant plant species in this ecological site, in reference condition, would be Wyoming big sagebrush and Thurber's needlegrass. Approximately 20% of the fire occurred in ecological site R024XY028NV, which is south-facing and receives an average of 8-12" of precipitation annually. Dominant plant species at this ecological site, in reference condition, would be sagebrush and Bluebunch wheatgrass. Approximately 20% of the fire burned in ecological site R024XY057NV, which receives an average of 8-12" of precipitation annually. This site, in reference condition, is typically dominated by Low sagebrush, Indian ricegrass, and squirreltail. The Cyanco Fire burned area has not been burned in the past by documented wildfires. ESR aerial seeding projects have been conducted in the past on the Blue Mountain Fire, which burned and was aerially seeded in 2000. The Blue Mountain Fire occurred approximately 1.5 miles to the south of the Cyanco Fire. The Cyanco Fire affected two grazing allotments with approximately 30% of the fire occurring within the Blue Mountain grazing allotment and 70% occurring within the Sand Dunes allotment.
Project Location:
T. 36 N., R. 35 E., sec. 08, 16, 18
Project Lead:  Eric S Baxter    
Phone Number:  (775) 623-1500    
Email Address:  ebaxter@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Humboldt River FO Lead Office:  Humboldt River FO
Program(s):  Wildland Fire Management Subprogram(s):  None
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Document Name Publication Date  
DNA Documents 12/18/2013  
Dear Interested Party Letter 12/18/2013  

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