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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 04/03/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Casper Field Office Plans Prescribed Burn in Converse County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office is planning to conduct a prescribed burn within Converse County, Wyo.

The project is located west of the community of Esterbrook. Implementation of the prescribed burn is planned for this spring.

BLM plans to treat approximately 20 acres in the Ponderosa pine forest. The objectives of the prescribed burn are:

  • Reduce fuel loads within the project area;
  • Increase overall tree spacing for residual tree health;
  • Promote regeneration in aspen stands; and,
  • Reintroduce fire into a fire adapted ecosystem

This prescribed burn project will be conducted in accordance with an approved burn plan if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. For more information, please contact Kirk Strom at 307-261-7690.

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.

Casper Field Office   2987 Prospector Drive      Casper, WY 82604  

Last updated: 04-03-2013