Mulching operations to begin on East Troublesome fire scar July 6


Northwest DO

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Kremmling Field Office

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KREMMLING, Colo. The Kremmling Field Office and agency partners will begin staging wood mulch as early as July 6 for future aerial mulching operations on the East Troublesome fire scar.

About 100 semitruck loads of mulch is expected to be staged, and BLM road 2760A will be closed for approximately three weeks during project implementation.

The staging area will be used to stockpile mulch for loading into nets by ground crews with a front end loader. Helicopters will hover over the site as the nets are attached/detached. Aerial application will begin as early as July 14 on about 1,000 acres of BLM administered land.

For more information, please see the attached East Troublesome BLM Staging Map or contact Maribeth Pecotte at 970-724-3027.


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.