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High Desert District
Release Date: 05/28/13
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM High Desert District Plans Camp Creek Prescribed Fire

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) anticipates optimal burn conditions and will initiate a 230 acre prescribed fire in the 3,523 acre Camp Creek project area along the Wyoming Range Front beginning this Sunday, weather permitting.

Camp Creek Prescribed Fire Project Area
Camp Creek Prescribed Fire Project Area
The Camp Creek project area is located between South Cottonwood Creek and Beecher Creek along the BLM and U.S. Forest Service boundary, approximately 20 miles northwest of Big Piney, Wyo.

The prescribed fire is part of the 9,000 acre Wyoming Front Aspen Restoration Project (WFARP) in Sublette and Lincoln counties and is a continuation of the 2011 Camp Creek burn. The WFARP is a multi-year joint effort by the BLM and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation to improve forest health and wildlife habitat in aspen and aspen-mixed conifer stands. The prescribed fire will also reduce existing fuel loads and improve fuel breaks to reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires.

Outdoor enthusiasts are advised to avoid the area during fire operations. For more information, please contact Greg Reser, HDD natural resource specialist for fire and fuels, at 307-367-5350.

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: 05-28-2013