BLM Newcastle to burn slash piles in Crook and Weston counties


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NEWCASTLE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management Newcastle Field Office plans to burn slash piles this winter on BLM-administered lands in Crook and Weston counties. Burning may continue as conditions permit through April 2024.

All prescribed burn projects are conducted in accordance with approved burn plans and burning is contingent on fuel moisture and weather meeting appropriate treatment conditions on site. Smoke may be visible from the surrounding areas during burning operations and days following as slash materials consume.

The purpose of the planned burns is to remove slash materials created from commercial timber harvest and hazardous fuels reduction projects in the field office. Project areas in Weston County include Sherwood, Beaver Stockade, Skull Creek, and the Newcastle Fire Defense Zone, targeting approximately 1,500 acres. In Crook County, the BLM plans to burn approximately 700 acres of slash piles in the Cabin Creek, Diamond Seven, Proctor, Jackpot, and Black Gulch project areas.

For more information, please contact the Newcastle Field Office front desk at (307) 746-6600, or Scott Manahan at (307) 746-6607.

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.