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MT/DK State Office
Release Date: 01/09/13
Contacts: Carmen Thomason    

BLM Plans Prescribed Burns

The Bureau of Land Management Billings Field Office will conduct multiple prescribed burns over the next few months to reduce hazardous fuels in Yellowstone, Stillwater and Musselshell counties. Burning will be begin this month and continue until all projects are completed.

The projects will reduce the threat of wildfire in areas administered by the BLM and its potential spread onto adjacent private property.

Prescribed burning will take place 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 as weather conditions and forecasts allow.

For more information about prescribed burning or to get advice about maintaining defensible space in wildland-urban areas, call the Billings Interagency Dispatch Center at (406) 896-2900.

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.

MT/DK State Office   5001 Southgate Dr.      Billings, MT 59101  

Last updated: 01-09-2013