The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By David Abrams
BLM Public Affairs Specialist 

Dillon BLM Plans Upcoming Prescribed Burns in Madison County


March 17, 2021

The Bureau of Land Management is planning several prescribed burns in Madison County during the upcoming spring months.

Smoke from the burn activity may be visible to the public from U.S. Highway 287, State Highway 287, County Route 248, and the communities of Ennis, Virginia City, Alder, Sheridan, Twin Bridges, and Dillon. The burns are planned for the following areas:

• South Tobacco Roots, about five miles north of Virginia City. The burn areas are north of the Granite Creek road, specifically in Mill and Granite creeks, consisting of approximately 1,700 acres.

• Middle Ruby, about...

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