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September 29, 2006
Contact: Thor Stephenson 307-352-0369
Stephanie Anderson 307-352-0208

BLM Reminds Public of Prescribed Burn

The Rock Springs Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would like to remind the public of plans to conduct a prescribed burn on October 3, 2006 approximately 35 miles south of Rock Springs. The burn is planned for the Salt Wells grazing allotment east of Highway 191.

Some interruption and inconvenience may be experienced by elk hunters in hunt units 30 (Aspen Mountain) and 32 (Pine Mountain) during firing operations. Some temporary closure of Sweetwater County roads 34 and 27 can be expected. Such closures will occur only as needed and will be at major intersections.

This project is anticipated to take five to ten days. The boundary of the project has been signed. Travel on highway 191 should be uninterrupted, however, BLM asks that all travelers on this road slow down and use caution from milepost 25 to milepost 35. Given prevailing and forecasted wind direction the BLM does not expect smoke to be a problem for those using highway 191, but be prepared to slow down or stop should smoke conditions limit visibility.

The BLM would like to thank public land users in advance for their cooperation with this important public land management activity.

For further information contact Thor Stephenson at 307-352-0369.


Last updated: 03-03-2007