BLM to conduct burn on Fort Meade Recreation Area
October 8, 2014
The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a 450 acre prescribed burn on the Fort Meade Recreation Area near Sturgis sometime between Oct. 16 and Nov. 30.
Burning will only take place as weather conditions allow and when weather conditions are favorable, burning operations will be completed in one day. Local authorities will be contacted by the BLM prior to any burning taking place.
This prescribed burn will take place on the north half of the Fort Meade Recreation Area. Smoke will likely be visible from State Highway 34, State Highway 79 and the city of Sturgis. Smoke will be monitored to minimize impacts to sensitive areas.
The prescribed burn is being conducted to reduce hazardous fuels accumulations, rejuvenate native plant species and to improve forage quality by reducing plant litter and decadent grass.
For additional information call the South Dakota Field Office at 605-892-7000.