Dates are dependent on weather, appropriate conditions, and the availability of resources.
“Typically until mid-May and prior to vegetative green-up fire managers are able to utilize prescribed burning as a tool to reintroduce low intensity fire back into the ecosystem, while also restoring nutrients, native grasses, and reducing hazardous fuels,” said Assistant Fire Management Officer Pat Davis.
The Reavis Reservoir prescribed burn is located South of FS road #4095 in the East Fork of Hanging Woman Creek, North of Wild Hog Butte in (T6S R44E SEC 33) and is approximately 850 acres.
The Wild Hog Coulee South prescribed burn, located in the same area (T6S R44E Sec 32) is approximately 325 acres.
The Red Shale Campground prescribed burn is located north of Highway 212 and six miles east of Ashland (T3S R45E Sec 14) and is approximately 120 acres.
The Fort Howe’s Work Center prescribed burn is located off of Highway 484 (Otter Creek Road), 20 miles south of Ashland, and approximately 20 acres.
Each prescribed burn will be coordinated with Rosebud and Powder River County Sheriff’s Departments, the BLM, and other state and federal agencies.
For further information or if you have questions regarding the prescribed burns, call Kimberly Frasier at (406)-740-1594. For general information on the Custer National Forest visit www.fs.usda.gov/custer.