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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 06/16/11
Contacts: Lesley Collins    

BLM Announces Grasshopper Treatments in Johnson County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) announced that chemical grasshopper control treatments will occur this summer on approximately 5,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands within Johnson and Sheridan counties.

These efforts are being coordinated with the Johnson and Sheridan County Weed and Pest Control districts in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS). The treatments are designed to suppress grasshopper populations where they are predicted to occur at high numbers that could cause substantial ecological and/or economic damage. The chemical being used is non-toxic to mammals, birds, fish, and bees.

A map of the potential BLM lands identified for treatment can be found at For more information, contact BFO Rangeland Management Specialist Janelle Gonzales at (307) 684-1148.

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.

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Last updated: 06-17-2011