The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District plans to burn slash piles this winter, contingent upon fuel moisture and weather conditions. The prescribed burning will dispose of slash from forest health and fuels reduction treatments.
Project areas include Billy Creek and Mosier Gulch areas near Buffalo and Mallo Camp near Newcastle.
The Billy Creek area, southwest of Buffalo in Johnson County, will burn slash piles created during hazardous fuels mitigation. Prescribed burning is scheduled to begin January 15-24 if weather conditions allow.
Jennifer Walker, Fire Ecologist with the Buffalo BLM office, tells us more about the burning in the Billy Creek Area.
Mosier Gulch, just west of Buffalo in Johnson County, will also have some prescribed burning that will begin in late January or early February, but on a much smaller scale than Billy Creek.
Walker explains more about the Mosier Gulch burns.
Mallo Camp near Newcastle is expected to begin burning January 13 or 14.
All prescribed burn projects are conducted in accordance with approved burn plans which specify weather, smoke dispersal, and fuel moisture conditions, and walker explained more about specific
The BLM will notify local authorities before they begin the burns.
For more information, contact Jennifer Walker at the Buffalo BLM office at (307) 684-1164.