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Miles City Field Office
Release Date: 03/13/14

BLM to conduct local prescribed fire operations

MILES CITY, Mont. --- The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting several prescribed burning operations in Garfield county beginning this spring and continuing until the project objectives have been met.

The project area is located about 42 miles west of Jordan and 17 miles northwest of Sand Springs. Approximately 1,875 acres will be treated.

            The purpose of the prescribed burns is to reduce natural fuel levels under controlled conditions to improve range and wildlife habitat. This proactive approach --during cool, wet spring conditions-- will help reduce the threat of wildfire spreading from BLM-administered lands onto private property.

Ignition will depend upon proper weather conditions and will take place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and smoke may be visible. 

            For more information or to get advice about maintaining defensible space in wildland-urban areas call the BLM Miles City Interagency Dispatch Center at (406)233-2900.

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.

Miles City Field Office   111 Garryowen Road      Miles City, MT 59301  

Last updated: 03-18-2014