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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 12/09/11
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM to Burn Slash Piles in Custer, Rosebud, Carter Counties

The BLM Miles City Field Office will be burning slash piles in areas located Custer, Rosebud and Carter counties beginning this month and continuing until all piles are consumed.

Pile-burning will occur 25 miles southwest of Miles City, east of the Moon Creek Road and 21 miles south of I-94. Additional piles will be burned in the Pine Hills area located east of Miles City and in the Ekalaka Hills region 10 miles southeast of Ekalaka.

Approximately 150 piles of the non-marketable timber and debris will be burned. Burning will occur as weather conditions permit between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. and smoke may be visible.

The piles are the byproduct of hazardous fuels reduction projects initiated to reduce the threat of wildfire spreading from BLM-administered lands onto adjacent private property.

For more information on the burning or to get advice about maintaining defensible space in wildland-urban areas call the BLM Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center 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   511 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 06-28-2012