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Newcastle Field Office
Release Date: 01/18/13
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

BLM Newcastle Field Office Burns Slash Piles in Weston County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Newcastle Field Office is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on public lands within Weston County on acreage three quarters of a mile south of Mallo Camp on the South Dakota/ Wyoming Border.

Implementation of the prescribed burn may take place between Jan. 22 and March 1, 2013.

BLM plans to treat approximately 50 acres of slash piles. The slash piles were created from mechanical thinning of ponderosa pine. The objectives of the prescribed fire are to reduce fuel loadings within the ponderosa pine forest.

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 Jodi Stone at (307) 261-7631.

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.

Newcastle Field Office   1101 Washington Boulevard      Newcastle, WY 82701-2968  

Last updated: 01-18-2013