Bureau of Land Management conducts prescribed burning in Railroad Valley Wildlife Management Area

Burning activities to occur March 8-12

The Bureau of Land Management Battle Mountain District is conducting prescribed burning activities starting March 8 through 12 at the Big Well Unit of the Railroad Valley Wildlife Management Area.

The prescribed fire area is 20 miles southwest of Currant, Nev., and smoke may be visible in Currant, along Highway 6.  The objective is to burn the existing heavy riparian vegetation to maintain the wildlife habitat of the ponds.

Burning activities are highly dependent on favorable weather conditions and, thus, the burn may be postponed if weather is not acceptable. The burn could also be intermittent and will not occur every day throughout the burn window. Signs will be posted along the highway on the days that burning will take place.

For more information, contact Chad Holbert, Burn Boss, at (775) 635-4000. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

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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