BLM plans prescribed fire northeast of Eagle Lake

The Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct a 45-acre prescribed fire northeast of Eagle Lake Monday, Oct. 31.  The understory burn is designed to reduce accumulation of hazardous fuels that could feed a wildfire.  It will also improve landscape health, benefitting wildlife.

The Bald Understory Burn will be conducted only if weather conditions allow for safe and successful burning and smoke dispersion.

Operations will be conducted in compliance with a detailed burn plan that sets forth acceptable weather and fuel conditions and requirements for equipment and personnel.

Smoke will be visible from Highway 139 and from the Bucks Bay and Spalding communities.

About the BLM
The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land in the Nation, primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.