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High Desert District Office
Release Date: 03/18/10
Contacts: Lorraine Keith 307-352-0399    

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn Near Chugwater, Wyo.

The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District (BLM) plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Iron Mountain grazing allotment, approximately 25 miles northeast of Laramie and west of Chugwater, Wyo.

Iron Mountain prescribed fire location map.

Weather permitting, the prescribed burn will take place between March 22 and April 16, 2010. The treatment will improve the overall health of plant communities and wildlife habitat. The project area encompasses a total of 2,127 acres, of which 1,150 to 1,600 acres are expected to be burned.

For more information, please contact BLM Fuels Specialist Richard Putnam 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 Office   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901  

Last updated: 04-24-2012