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BLM plans slash pile burns

The Bureau of Land Management Newcastle Field Office has announced plans to burn slash piles this winter on BLM-administered lands in Crook and Weston counties. Burning may continue as conditions permit through April 2023.  

In Crook County, BLM will burn approximately 700 acres of slash piles in the Moore Canyon, Proctor, Jackpot, and Goldie Divide project areas.   

All prescribed burn projects are conducted in accordance with approved burn plans and burning is contingent on fuel moisture and weather meeting appropriate treatment condition on site. Smoke may be visible from the surrounding areas during burning operations and days following as slash materials consume.   

The purpose of the planned burns is to remove slash materials created from commercial timber harvest and hazardous fuels reduction projects in the field office.

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