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ManageBLM Montana/Dakotas Issues Policy to Reduce Wildfire Risk Around Power Lines on Public Lands

Updated guidance will enable more efficient vegetation management within and around electric utility rights-of-way


December 18, 2019

(BILLINGS, Mont.) – Building on the Trump Administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce the threat of wildfires through active management, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Montana/Dakotas State Office today issued a new policy to limit fire risk from power lines crossing BLM-managed public lands. The policy provides guidance for effective vegetation management within and adjacent to electric transmission and distribution line rights-of-way, also known as ROWs.

“This policy will reduce the risk of wildfire associated with vegetation conditions in and around powerline rights-of-way by e...

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