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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 11/14/11
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    

BLM Postpones Mosier Prescribed Burn

The Mosier Gulch area prescribed burn that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office was planning to implement this fall has been postponed.

According to Fire Ecologist Jennifer Walker, “Although great progress has been made in the preparations for this burn, the complex ownership and leases on the North Ridge have complicated preparations and delayed implementation. Depending on winter conditions, the burn may be implemented before spring or may be postponed until next fall.”

Mosier Gulch is located west of Buffalo, Wyo. along US Highway 16 and Clear Creek corridor. The project area includes residences and telecommunication facilities that adjoin or intermingle with wildland fuels. These areas of human development are defined as wildland urban interface (WUI) communities. BLM and other interagency fire management cooperators have placed a high priority on reducing hazardous fuels in WUI areas. Prescribed burning in the Mosier Gulch area is part of a hazardous fuels mitigation plan which includes thinning and mowing to create fuel breaks.

BLM would like to thank the neighboring communities and ranches, City of Buffalo, Buffalo Outdoor Rifle Club, Johnson County, Wyoming State Forestry Division, and the United States Forest Service for the support and vision to see this project from the assessment phase to implementation.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Walker at (307) 684-1164 or 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.

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Last updated: 11-14-2011