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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 04/07/10
Contacts: Contact Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn to Improve Habitat

The BLM will be conducting a prescribed burn as part of a habitat improvement project at the Matthews Recreation Area located about 9 miles northeast of Miles City sometime between April 8 and 25, 2010.

The burn is part of a cooperative wildlife habitat improvement project between the BLM Miles City Field Office and the Tongue River Chapter of Pheasants Forever and will include about 12 acres and take an afternoon to complete. The proposed burn is needed to prepare the site for successful establishment of native grass species. 

For more information call BLM Biologist Kent Undlin at (406)233-2800.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 06-28-2012