BLM’s Galena Gulch Campground re-opens after wildfire closure

(BUTTE, Mont.) – Galena Gulch Campground, near Basin, Mont., has re-opened after being closed Sept. 22 due to the nearby Haystack Fire.

The new fire prevention order, which rescinds the previous closure order, was signed by Butte Bureau of Land Management Field Manager Lindsey Babcock and went into effect Oct. 6.

The Haystack Fire, first reported on July 31 near Haystack Mountain to the east of I-15 between Butte and Basin, is currently at 21,591 acres with 80 percent of the perimeter contained.

Burnout operations are ongoing on the northeast side of the fire to reduce the risk to private property and structures south of Boulder.

For more on the Haystack Fire, visit its page on Inciweb:

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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. 

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