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Wind River/Bighorn Basin District
Release Date: 09/27/11
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    

BLM Plans Prescribed Burn in Renner Area

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wind River/Bighorn Basin District will conduct a prescribed burn along the west slope of the Bighorn Mountains beginning September 28.

Firefighters will burn up to 250 acres in the Renner Wildlife Habitat Management Area, approximately 10 miles north of Ten Sleep. The burn is in an area that was previously treated to remove encroaching juniper from mature ponderosa pine stands. A low-intensity prescribed burn will reduce juniper re-sprouts and the hazardous build-up of underbrush and forest litter without burning pines. This will lessen the probability of a severe wildfire in the future and enhance forage for wildlife and livestock.

The prescribed burn will continue through October and possibly into November if conditions allow.

For more information contact BLM Range Technician Andy Rothleutner at 307-347-5100.

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.

Wind River/Bighorn Basin District   101 South 23rd      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 09-27-2011