BLM and Partners Treat Cheatgrass in Carbon County


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Rawlins Field Office

Media Contact:

Christopher Otto

Rawlins, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Carbon County Weed and Pest Control District are treating invasive cheatgrass near Baggs, Wyoming through the end of August.

Fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft will be used to apply an herbicide that targets the invasive annual grasses. Removing cheatgrass will improve wildlife habitat, watershed and vegetation health, and reduce wildfire risk. These treatments pose no threat to humans, wildlife or livestock and will be implemented in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act.

The fixed-wing treatment unit lies south and east of Wild Horse Road (BLM Road 3309). The rotary-wing treatment unit lies along the west and south aspects of Muddy Mountain, south and east of the Wild Horse unit.

To help ensure crews can complete the operation as efficiently as possible, the public should avoid treatment units while the aircraft are spraying.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.