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Emergency Stabilization and Fire Rehabilitation Planning Underway for the Bison Fire

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us-doi-blm-logo-11-300x261-2680084-1601738Carson City, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District and Bureau of Indian Affairs Western Nevada Agency are leading an interagency planning effort to address fire impacts caused by the Bison Fire in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Minden and Garnerville, Nev.

Additional partners include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Division of Forestry, the Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team, Nevada Department of Agriculture, and the Washoe Tribe.

Burned area assessments are being conducted with the intent of identifying suitable areas for fire rehabilitation and stabilization activities.  The assessment and planning process must be completed 21 days from the fire containment, which occurred on July 13.

The lightning caused Bison Fire started on July 4 and at time of containment was 24,136 acres.  Over 11,000 acres of Bi-State Greater Sage-Grouse habitat were impacted by the fire.

For more information contact Ryan Elliott at 775-885-6167.

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