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Prescribed fire operations start tomorrow in the Little Rocky Mountains

 

Last updated 12/20/2022 at 11:31am

Bureau of Land Management/Matt Snyder, BLM forestry/fire technician

Fires burn in a Bureau of Land Management prescribed burn Dec. 9, 2021, at the Camp Creek project area in the Little Rocky Mountains northeast of Zortman. The BLM north-central Montana District's fuels program staff will start prescribed fire operations today, at the Camp Creek fuels-reduction project management area in Montana's Little Rocky Mountains, located about 1.5 miles northeast of Zortman and one-quarter mile east of the Camp Creek campground.

Press release

Bureau of Land Management

This graphic-style map shows Zortman, upper-left corner, in relation to U.S. Highway 191, bottom-right corner, with the Camp Creek Burn Piles marked northeast of Zortman.

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.

 

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