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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 08/10/10
Contacts: Contact Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM To Conduct Burns For Range Improvement, Fuel Reduction

The BLM will be conducting two separate burns to improve range in Prairie County and to reduce fuels in Custer and Rosebud Counties, starting in August and ending in November, 2010.

The range improvement burn project is located about 7 miles south of Terry in Prairie County and will commence sometime between Aug. 10 and Nov. 19, 2010.           

Approximately 8 acres are scheduled to be burned to prepare the site for successful establishment of native grass species. 

The fuels reduction project is located about 12 miles west of Miles City and 22 miles south of the Moon Creek highway exit and will be conducted sometime between Sept. 1-30, 2010. Approximately 678 acres are scheduled to be burned in the project area. The intent is to reduce fuels and decrease fire spread potential from BLM-administered lands into the adjacent Moon Creek Subdivision.

Ignition times for both projects will depend upon proper weather conditions and will occur between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. or as circumstances permit.

For more information call the BLM Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center or Fuels Program Manager Mike Ford at (406) 233-2900.

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