Elko District BLM to Conduct Herbicide and Mowing Treatments Near Elko, NV

ELKO, Nev. – The BLM Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office, is planning to conduct mowing and ground based-herbicide treatments around the communities of White Rock and Osino near the town of Elko, Nevada.  Mowing is anticipated to start March 15, while herbicide application is expected to begin April 1, 2018.  Treatments are expected to take between two to three weeks for implementation and are dependent upon weather conditions.  We ask that people and pets avoid the treated areas for at least 12 hours following the application.

These treatments are part of the Northern Communities Fuels Treatments EA and 2017 Oil Well Fire Emergency Stabilization Rehabilitation plan and are designed to protect the local community from catastrophic wildfire. The herbicide treatments are timed and applied at a low rate to target invasive annual grasses. If you have specific questions regarding these treatments please contact Sam Cisney, Elko District Weed Management Specialist, at 775-753-0372 or by email at scisney@blm.gov.

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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