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High Desert District
Release Date: 03/08/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn North of Baggs

The Bureau of Land Management, High Desert District will be conducting a prescribed burn 20 miles north of Baggs, Wyo. along Highway 789, in the Mexican Graves grazing allotment.

map of the Red Wash Wetlands prescribed fire area.
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The prescribed burn will take place between March 19 and March 31, weather permitting and will reduce the density of the bulrush and cattails in the Red Wash wetlands. Within the 120 acre area project area, approximately 40 - 70 acres are expected to be burned.

For more information, please contact Richard Putnam, Fuels Specialist at 307-352-0236.



The BLM manages more land - 253 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.

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

Last updated: 04-24-2012