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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 06/09/10
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

Casper Field Office Plans Prescribed Burn

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is planning to conduct a prescribed burn within Converse County, Wyo.

The project is located west of the community of Esterbrook. Implementation of the prescribed burn is planned for Tuesday, June 15 or Wednesday, June 16.

BLM plans to treat approximately 5 to 10 acres in the Ponderosa pine forest. The objectives of the prescribed burn are:

  • Reduce fuel loads within the project area;
  • Increase overall tree spacing for residual tree health;
  • Promote regeneration in aspen stands; and,
  • Reintroduce fire into a fire adapted ecosystem

This project will serve as a training burn for new firefighters and will also be part of the BLM’s annual preparedness review.

This prescribed burn project will be conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. For more information, please contact Eric Fransted at (307) 261-7696.

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.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 06-09-2010