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April 23, 2009

    Lesley A. Collins, 

BLM Buffalo sponsors workshop on weed management

On April 28, 2009, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is hosting a one day workshop on integrated pest management (IPM). The workshop will cover invasive species, noxious weed infestations, treatment, and control programs.

The workshop will be held at the Historic Bozeman Crossing Conference Room in Buffalo, Wyo. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

Dr. Richard Lee from BLM’s National Operations Center in Denver is one of the speakers for the workshop. Lee is BLM’s national lead for integrated pest management (IPM). Also presenting will be Ken Henke, BLM Wyoming State HAZMAT and pest management lead from Cheyenne.

In addition to the BLM perspective, representatives from the three county Weed and Pest offices will be discussing issues specific to our area, and in particular, concerns surrounding weed infestation and coalbed natural gas development.

In order to make certain that there is adequate space for everyone who would like to participate, please RSVP to (307) 684-1100 or email to buffalo_wymail@blm.gov.

For additional information, please contact Kathy Brus or Janelle Gonzales at (307) 684-1100.

The BLM manages more land - 258 million acres - than any other Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western States, including Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.

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