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Release Date: 11/17/10
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

BLM Plans To Burn Slash Piles In Madison County

The Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon Field Office will burn slash piles during the upcoming winter months in Madison County, near Laurin, Mont. The slash piles to be burned are located along Mill Gulch Road, about five miles east of Laurin.

Burning these piles is the final step in a hazardous fuels-reduction project designed to provide more defensible space near private homes and land. The piles will be burned when the ground is snow-covered or when the surrounding fuels are wet enough to minimize the potential for unwanted fire spread. Burning will take place only when weather conditions and forecasts allow for adequate smoke dispersion.

The timing of these burns is dependent on weather and fuel conditions. The prescribed burns will be implemented by fire managers from the BLM with assistance from the Forest Service and the Montana DNRC.

For more information about the project, call George Johnson or Kipper Blotkamp at the Dillon Field Office at (406) 683-8000.

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.

Dillon Field Office   1005 Selway      Dillon, MT 59725  

Last updated: 06-28-2012