Input on planned burns sought |

Input on planned burns sought

Fire officials want to know what concerns the public has regarding piles of wood scheduled to be burned this winter outside Markleeville.

Environmental studies on the two pile areas, 30 acres of land two miles west of Markleeville and 15 acres near Curtz Lake, are complete and available to the public.

The burning is not expected to happen until January or February, said Mike McQueen, fire ecologist for the Bureau of Land Management at Carson City.

“We actually intend to burn with snow on the ground,” McQueen said.

The environmental study was required by the National Environmental Protection Act. The bureau will accept public comments on the study through Dec. 6.

A copy of the report can be obtained by calling Tim Roide at (775) 885-6185 or McQueen at (775) 885-6120. Comments should be mailed to Tim Roide, BLM-Carson City Field Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV, 89701 or by e-mail to

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