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High Desert District Office
Release Date: 05/15/09
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    
  Greg Reser 307-367-5350    

Prescribed Burn Planned for the Wyoming Range

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District plans to use prescribed fire to treat approximately 180 acres of conifer-encroached aspen stands in the 386-acre Maki habitat treatment area in the Wyoming Range. The treatment area is located approximately 18 miles west of Daniel and 30 miles west of Pinedale in Section 10, Township 33 North, Range 114 West.

The goals of the Maki prescribed burn are to reduce the hazardous fuels within mechanically treated aspen stands and stimulate aspen regeneration to improve forest health and wildlife habitat.

This prescribed burn is part of the Wyoming Front Aspen Regeneration Project, which is a multi-year stewardship agreement between BLM and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to treat conifer-encroached aspen stands along the Wyoming Range Front. Additional partners and funding sources of this ongoing project include the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming State Forestry Division, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust, and Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative.

The treatment is scheduled for the week of May 18, 2009, weather permitting. For more information, contact Greg Reser at 307-367-5350.

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 Desert District Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 05-15-2009