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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 11/19/10
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

BLM Burns Slash Piles on Billy Creek Road and Burnt Hollow

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office will be burning a total of 175 acres of slash piles this fall in two separate areas: Billy Creek and Burnt Hollow.

The Billy Creek site is located 25 miles west of Buffalo off of Hazelton Road on Highway 16. There are 110 acres of slash piles scheduled for burning at this site. The goal of the project is to reduce hazardous fuels by removing standing dead limber pine that was killed due to blister rust.

The Burnt Hollow site includes 65 acres of slash piles. This area is 20 miles north of Gillette on Highway 59. The goal of this project is to eliminate juniper adjacent to riparian areas in order to stop it from encroaching grazing areas.

Burning is scheduled to begin Nov. 22 and continue through April 15. 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 Bob Buhr at 307-684-1193 or Gregg Buckalew at 307-684-1194.

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.

Last updated: 11-19-2010