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BLM prescribed fires

Prescribed fires are being planned over the next two months by the BLM in central and north-central Montana.

The Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct several prescribed burns over the next one to two months in central and north-central Montana when weather conditions are favorable.

One of these burn projects is the Tin Can Hill Unit E prescribed fire, located about 15 miles northeast of Winnett. The project will treat roughly 2,300 acres. 

Two prescribed fire projects are planned for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. The monument projects total approximately 4,100 acres. 

The BLM is also working on a prescribed fire project in northern Valley County. This 370-acre project is located about 20 miles west of Opheim. The burn is intended to convert a decadent stand of crested wheat grass to native vegetation.

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All of these prescribed burns are designed to reduce the amount of hazardous fuels available in the event of wildfire and to improve forest and rangeland health. 

For more information, contact Steve Knox, BLM fuels program manager, at 406-538-1976.

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