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High Desert District
Release Date: 04/30/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Initiates Morgan Creek Prescribed Fire

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) anticipates optimal burn conditions and will initiate the 350 acre Morgan Creek prescribed fire along the Seminoe-Alcova backcountry byway south of Miracle Mile approximately 30 miles northeast of Rawlins, Wyo., this Thursday with the possibility of extending through the weekend.

This area of the Seminoe Mountains was impacted by the 2012 Seminoe wildfire which exhibited extreme fire behavior in ponderosa pine and mountain shrubs. The prescribed fire will burn mixed mountain shrubs, conifers and understory vegetation beneath ponderosa pine as part of an overall strategy to improve wildlife habitat and treat hazardous fuels which could threaten nearby structures in the mountain range.

Outdoor enthusiasts are advised to avoid this area during prescribed fire operations. For more information or to check burn status, contact HDD Fuels Specialist Chris Otto at 307-328-4250 or the Rawlins Field Office at 307-328-4200.

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.

High Desert District   280 Highway 191 North      Rock Springs WY 82901  

Last updated: 04-30-2013