BLM to conduct prescribed burn outside LaBarge

WYOMING – The Bureau of Land Management High Desert District fire crews will be conducting prescribed fires between May and July in Lincoln and Sublette counties as part of a multi-year project.

The Burdick prescribed fire project targets 470 acres of slash and standing conifer and is located about 13 miles west of LaBarge on the east face of Miller Mountain and south of the LaBarge Creek drainage.

That burn is part of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Habitat Project, which was developed as part of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Wyoming Range Mule Deer Initiative that was completed in 2011. It’s meant to reduce hazardous fuels and improve vegetation conditions.

Fire crews will implement multiple burning tactics and smoke will be visible to the public. Fire crews will remain on scene throughout to monitor safety.

For more information, contact Mark Randall of the BLM Pinedale office at 307-367-5350.