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Casper Field Office
Release Date: 06/16/14
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Weed Treatments along Trapper's Route Special Recreation Management Area

The Casper Field Office will be spraying noxious weeds along roads and on developed trails and campsites within Trapper’s Route Special Recreation Management Area from June 23-27.

Range Specialists from the Casper Field Office plan to treat Russian Olive, Canada Thistle, Musk Thistle and cheatgrass along the river.

“Noxious weeds will ultimately take over the area in the long term if not treated,” said Casper Field Office Range Specialist Matt Roberts.

Signs will be posted to indicate where spraying has occurred and the date the area was sprayed.  Chemically sensitive individuals may want to avoid this area for 24 hours after spraying has occurred.

The herbicide being used has been authorized for use in these areas in accordance with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Casper Field Office Weeds Environmental Assessment (WY-060-01-039). The environmental assessment is available at the Casper Field Office.

Visitors may notice a blue dye on treated species.  This dye is used during application to ensure good coverage on targeted species. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Matt Roberts at (307) 261-7525.

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: 06-16-2014