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High Plains District Office
Release Date: 05/05/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins 307-261-7603    

Media Advisory: BLM Plans Bathtub Springs Prescribed Burn

The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management High Plains District plans to treat approximately 400 acres of big sagebrush-grasslands and aspen woodlands with prescribed fire about 70 miles west-northwest of Casper and 10 miles north of Arminto on the Clear Creek grazing allotment.

The goals of the Bathtub Springs prescribed fire are to improve big game habitat, improve forest health in aspen woodlands and associated big sagebrush-grassland communities, and improve the forage base for livestock.

Weather permitting, the treatment is scheduled for this Wednesday, May 6 through Thursday, May 7, 2009.

For more information call the Casper Interagency Dispatch Center at 1-800-295-9952.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

High Plains District Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 05-13-2009