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Release Date: 01/13/12
Contacts: Contact David Abrams 406-533-7617    

Butte BLM Proposes Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project in Clancy Area

The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office will hold a public open house meeting  Jan. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Clancy School cafeteria to discuss an upcoming hazardous fuels reduction project on public lands in the Clancy, Corbin and Montana City areas.

The BLM is in the early stages of preparing an environmental assessment that will analyze various hazardous fuels reduction treatments in what it’s referring to as the “Clancy Area Hazardous Fuels Reduction” project area.  The total area under analysis is approximately 11,000 acres of BLM administered public lands with an estimated 3,300 acres being considered for possible treatment.

This project area includes portions of several BLM parcels within T7N, R4W Sections 2-5, 8-16, 20-22, and 26-29; T8N, R3W Sections 4-8 and 10-15; T8N, R4W Sections 1-3, 9,10, 12-15, 22, 23,32,34, and 35; T9N, R2W Section 30; T9N, R3W Sections 17-20, 23-26, 29 and 31-35; and T9N, R4W Section 25.

Planned activities include timber removal, biomass removal, thinning, pruning, chipping/mastication, and/or lop and scatter with materials left on site.  Prescribed burning could be used to reduce slash residues.  The goal of the proposed project is to provide for increased public and firefighter safety in the event of a wildland fire.

For more information about the project or the Jan. 25 meeting, please call Charles Tuss at the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7600.

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