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Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office
Release Date: 02/02/11
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen 406-233-2831    

BLM to Continue Burning Slash Piles Near Miles City

The BLM Miles City Field Office will continue to burn slash piles in the Pine Hills area east of Miles City until the end of this month instead of completing the project by Feb. 3 as announced previously.

Approximately 200 piles of non-marketable timber and debris remain to be burned in the Pine Hills.      

Burning will occur as weather conditions permit between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and smoke may be visible.

The piles are a by-product of a hazardous fuels reduction project initiated to reduce the threat of wildfire spreading from BLM administered lands onto adjacent private lands. 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.

Eastern Montana/Dakotas District Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 08-17-2012