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BLM plans 3 prescribed burns


September 21, 2016

WORLAND — The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District tentatively plans to conduct three prescribed burns and two slash pile burns within the Cody and Worland field office areas this fall. Burns are contingent upon fuel moisture and weather meeting optimal burn conditions.

“The prescribed burns are designed to enhance rangeland and woodland vegetation health, improve wildlife habitat, increase livestock and wildlife forage and improve distribution, and reduce the hazardous build-up of fuels which lessens the probability of a severe wildfire,” said BLM Fire Manageme...

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