Butte BLM plans to burn slash piles

(BUTTE, Mont.) – The Bureau of Land Management’s Butte Field Office will burn slash piles during the upcoming months in Beaverhead, Lewis and Clark, and Jefferson counties, near Wise River, Clancy, Marysville, and Rader Creek.

The piles will be burned when the ground is snow-covered or when the surrounding fuels are wet enough to minimize the potential for unwanted fire spread.

Burning will take place only when weather conditions and forecasts allow for adequate smoke dispersion.

The prescribed burns will be implemented by fire managers from the BLM.

For more information about these burns, contact Greg Campbell at the Butte Field Office at (406) 533-7608.

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.

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