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Buffalo Field Office
Release Date: 07/02/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  (307) 261-7603    

BLM Announces Grasshopper Treatments in Johnson County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office (BFO) announced that chemical grasshopper control treatments on approximately 34,000 acres of BLM lands (entire project area, treatment acres will be significantly less) within Johnson County will begin and continue through the month of July.

These efforts are being coordinated with the Johnson County Weed and Pest Control District in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS). These 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.

For a map of the potential BLM lands identified for treatment and for more information contact BFO Program Manager Janelle Gonzales at (307) 684-1148 or High Plains District Office Resource Advisor George Soehn at (307) 261-7531.

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: 07-02-2012