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High Desert District
Release Date: 01/16/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM High Desert District Plans Prescribed Fire

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) plans to conduct a prescribed fire 20 miles southwest of Mountain View, Wyo., beginning Jan. 16 contingent upon fuel moisture and weather meeting optimal burn conditions.

The Tokewanna prescribed burn will dispose of slash piles left over from 150 acres of timber harvest and forest health treatments within the Blacks Fork and Fish Creek drainages along the northwest edge of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest adjacent to Meeks Cabin Reservoir.

Outdoor enthusiasts are advised to avoid this area during prescribed fire operations. For more information, please contact HDD Fuels Technician Phillip Lockwood at 307-828-4549 or the BLM Kemmerer Field Office at 307-828-4500.

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: 01-16-2014