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Lewistown Field Office
Release Date: 06/03/11
Contacts: John Seemann 406-538-1944    

BLM Planning a Prescribed Burn

If weather conditions allow, the Bureau of Land Management’s Central Montana Fire Zone will conduct a prescribed burn on public lands in Lion Coulee (approximately 10 miles north of the Stafford Ferry near Leroy, Montana).

“The prescribed burn could occur anytime over the next several weeks if the weather and site conditions improve,” according to John Seemann, a BLM fuels specialist in Lewistown. 

The objectives of the burn would be to improve forest and rangeland health and reduce the hazardous fuels by consuming the litter (branches, conifer needles and small trees) on the forest floor. The prescribed burn would also reduce conifer encroachment into meadows and adjacent rangelands and reduce juniper and small conifer regeneration in the understory, while limiting the mortality of the larger overstory trees.
If you have questions about this potential controlled burn, please contact John Seemann at 406-538-1944.

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.

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Last updated: 06-28-2012