BLM to Burn Slash Piles in Newcastle Field Office

Press Release – The Bureau of Land Management will be burning slash piles on BLM lands in Weston (Stateline area) and Crook County (New Haven area).
 
The slash piles and debris were created from forest health management activities on BLM administered public lands in the Newcastle Field Office.   The goal of these projects is the improvement of the health of aspen woodlands, ponderosa and lodgepole pine communities, as well as reduce hazardous fuel levels in Wildland Urban Interface and high traffic recreation areas.
 
Burning may begin as early as Dec. 10, 2016 and may continue until the spring of 2017 as environmental conditions allow.  All prescribed burn projects will be conducted in accordance with approved burn plans when favorable weather, smoke dispersal and fuel conditions permit.
 
For more information, please contact Jeramy Dietz at (307) 746-6607.
 
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 manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.