BLM Casper to burn slash piles in Natrona County


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CASPER, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management plans to burn slash piles this winter in Natrona County. The pile burns will reduce material accumulated from previous fuels reduction projects.

Pile burning is contingent on fuel moistures and weather meeting appropriate treatment conditions on site. All burn projects are conducted in accordance with approved burn plans. Smoke may be visible from surrounding areas during the pile burning and days following as slash material consumes.

Burning may continue through April, as conditions allow, in the following areas:

  • Bear Spring Creek – located 35 miles southwest of Casper, one mile southeast of Alcova Reservoir.
  • Sheep Creek – located in the Bates Hole area, approximately 20 miles southwest of Casper.
  • Pitch Pine – located on Muddy Mountain, approximately 12 miles south of Casper.

For more information, contact the BLM Casper Field Office at (307) 261-7600.

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.