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Release Date: 09/25/13
Contacts: Kristen Lenhardt, 406-896-5228    

BLM Billings Field Office Releases Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range Prescribed Fire Environmental Assessment

The May 2009 Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range (PMWHR) Environmental Assessment (EA) and Herd Management Area Plan determined that fuels treatment was critical to both forest and wild horse health in the Pryor Mountains. The PMWHR Prescribed Fire EA describes the proposed strategy to implement a hazardous fuels treatment program to protect wild horses, wildlife, wilderness resources and watersheds from the effects of a devastating wildfire in the Pryor Mountains.

The proposed EA sets forth a plan of treatments across 21 prescribed fire units that cover the entire Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. Treatments would include varying degrees of pre-treatment, prescribed fire, and post-treatment activities. Any prescribed fires would likely occur between June and November depending on conditions in the Pryor Mountains.

The public is invited to visit the Billings Field Office website at to review the PMWHR Preliminary Prescribed Fire EA. The 30-day comment period is open from September 25 – October 24, 2013. Comments can be emailed to or mailed to the Billings Field Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information about the PMWHR Prescribed Fire EA, call BLM Billings Field Manager, Jim Sparks at (406) 896-5241.
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Last updated: 09-25-2013