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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 01/24/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

BLM Burns Slash Piles on Billy Creek Road and Powder River Properties

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is planning to burn slash piles this spring in two separate areas: Billy Creek and Powder River Properties.

The Billy Creek site is located 25 miles west of Buffalo off Hazelton Road on Highway 16. The area includes slash piles from 50 acres of healthy fuels and forestry activities. The goal of the project is to reduce hazardous fuels by removing standing dead limber pine that was killed by a blister rust infection.

The Powder River Properties site includes slash piles from 2 acres of healthy fuels and forestry activities. This area is located 35 miles west of Buffalo off Hazelton Road and Upper Doyle Creek Road. These piles are the remnants of a logging contract that was designed to improve big game habitat by reducing encroachment of certain species into meadows.

Burning is scheduled to begin Jan. 30 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 Jen Walker at (307) 684-1164.

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.

Buffalo Field Office   1425 Fort Street      Buffalo, WY 82834  

Last updated: 01-24-2012