Prescribed fire operations start tomorrow in the Little Rocky Mountains
Last updated 12/20/2022 at 11:31am
People may see smoke rising in the Little Rocky Mountains near Zortman starting today as Bureau of Land Managment's north-central Montana District fuels program staff planned to begin conducting pile burning on BLM-managed lands at the Camp Creek project area near Zortman.
Burning operations will address about 14 acres of woody hand piles located about 1.5 miles northeast of Zortman and one-quarter mile east of the Camp Creek campground on the northwest slope.
Favorable burning conditions are present with on-site snow accumulation of approximately 10-12 inches.
Fuels program managers anticipate the prescribed burn will be completed within two to three days, depending upon actual site and weather conditions.
Nearby residents and travelers are advised that smoke may be seen rising from this area.
This fuels-reduction treatment will help promote a healthy, diverse, fire-resilient forest structure by creating a shaded fuel break near the campground and town.