BLM to burn slash piles
WORLAND, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District tentatively plans to burn slash piles within the Cody, Lander and Worland field office areas this fall and winter. These pile burns will reduce accumulated slash from previous mechanical thinning projects.
Pile burning is contingent upon fuel moistures and weather meeting appropriate treatment conditions on site. Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas during the pile burning and days following as slash material consumes.
These projects may be conducted from mid-October through April in the following locations:
Cody Field Office:
• Bear Creek: Approximately 15 acres of piles will be targeted 10 miles north of Shell on the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains.
• Rattlesnake Mountain: Approximately 120 acres of piles will be targeted 11 miles northwest of Cody on Rattlesnake Mountain.
Lander Field Office:
• Green Mountain: Approximately 100 acres of piles will be targeted about 16 miles southeast of Jeffrey City on the south slope of Green Mountain.
• Long Creek: Approximately 75 acres of piles will be targeted about 20 miles southeast of Riverton on Long Creek Mountain and Tin Cup Mountain.
Worland Field Office:
• Sand Draw: Approximately 5 acres of piles will be treated 5 miles east of Ten Sleep over the course of one day.
• North Brokenback: Approximately 5 acres of piles will be treated 10 miles northeast of Ten Sleep over the course of one day.
For more information, please contact Rance Neighbors at 307-347-5100. For more information on prescribed fire and vegetation management on public lands, visit http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/.
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.