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Butte Field Office
Release Date: 03/19/14
Contacts: David Abrams , 406-533-7617 ,

BLM Butte Field Office Plans Prescribed Burn For Spring

BUTTE (March 19, 2014) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office plans to conduct a prescribed burn in Jefferson County during the upcoming spring months.

The planned burn treatment will reduce conifers that are expanding into sagebrush/grassland habitat and will promote habitat biodiversity.

Smoke from the burn may be visible to the public on days of ignition.  The burn, approximately 250 acres in size, is planned for the Bull Mountains north of Golden Sunlight Mine.

The timing of the burn depends on weather and fuel conditions.  Generally, the spring prescribed burning season concludes in June due to vegetation green-up.

The prescribed burn will be implemented and closely monitored by fire managers and firefighters from the BLM, the Forest Service and the Montana DNRC.
For more information on the burn, contact Greg Campbell at the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7608.

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.

Butte Field Office   106 North Parkmont      Butte, MT 59701  

Last updated: 03-20-2014