The U.S. Bureau of Land Management may start today burning slash piles on Muddy Mountain, Casper Mountain and in the Esterbrook area, according to a news release from the BLM's Casper Field Office.
The slash piles and debris were created from forest health management activities on BLM-administered lands in the area.

The projects are intended to improve the health of Aspen woodlands, ponderosa and lodgepole pine communities, and reduce hazardous fuel levels in Wildland Urban Interface and high traffic recreation areas.
Burning may continue until next spring as environmental conditions allow.

All prescribed burn projects will be conducted in accordance with approved burn plans when favorable weather, smoke dispersal and fuel conditions permit.