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Release Date: 03/29/13
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2013-15

BLM to Apply Herbicides on 2012 Wildfire-burned Lands

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District is scheduled to begin applying herbicides on selected public lands burned by wildfire in 2012.

Beginning April 3, the BLM will apply imazapic and glyphosate on about 7,900 acres that burned by the Gregerson, Pahroc and White Rock fires in Lincoln County and North Schell Fire in White Pine County.  The treatments are part of a multi-step process that may also include aerial and drill seeding, shrub planting and fence repair.  The process lasts approximately two weeks and will target areas with established invasive grasses, such as cheatgrass and red brome that, lacking treatment, replace native plants and increase the rate and spread of wildfire.

The public is asked to stay out of areas where herbicides are being applied.  Signs will be posted alongside major roadways accessing areas being treated.

For more information, contact Chris McVicars, BLM Ely District weed specialist, at (775) 289-1911 or

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: 04-20-2015