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High Plains District
Release Date: 09/22/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

BLM burns slash piles on Muddy Mountain

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office will be burning 100 acres of slash piles on Muddy Mountain this fall.

Muddy Mountain is located 15 miles south of Casper, Wyo. The slash piles and debris were created from forest health management activities in the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area. The goals of this project are to improve the health and age class diversity of aspen woodlands and lodgepole pine communities as well as reduce hazardous fuel loadings adjacent to developed recreational sites.

Burning will begin Sept. 23 and may continue through June 1, 2010. All prescribed burn projects will be conducted in accordance with approved burn plans when favorable weather, smoke dispersal, and fuel conditions permit. For more information, please contact Craig Short at (307) 261-7698.

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   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 09-22-2009