Prescribed burn on Fort Meade Rec Area
STURGIS, S.D. – The Bureau of Land Management is conducting a 150-acre prescribed burn on the Fort Meade Recreation Area near Sturgis Tuesday.
This prescribed burn is near the old VA Cemetery and east of the Alkali Creek Campground. Smoke is visible from Interstate 90, State Highway 34, State Highway 79 and the city of Sturgis and will be monitored to minimize impacts to sensitive areas.
Burning will continue to take place when weather conditions are conducive to safe operations. It may take multiple days to complete the project.
Burn objectives are to reduce hazardous fuels accumulations, rejuvenate native plant species and improve forage quality. Reducing plant litter and decadent grass will also lower the likelihood – or intensity – of future wildfires in this area.
For additional information, call the South Dakota Field Office at 605-892-7000.