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BLM Unveils Plan to Reduce Wildfire Risk
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BLM Unveils Plan to Reduce Wildfire Risk

Wildfires have consumed thousands of acres of forest in the west this summer.

The Bureau of Land Management announced Thursday a new plan to reduce the possibility of devastating wildfires in the Red Rock Canyon area.  

The BLM will use herbicides to kill off non-native, invasive grasses. The grasses fuel wildfires in desert areas. The herbicides will create what are known as fuel breaks, which are areas without many plants that keep fires from spreading as quickly.

The herbicides will cover 2,114 acres of land along roads, trails and natural features in the conservation area. Another 2,346 acres of land that have already been burned by wildfires will also be treated.

The BLM says reducing the non-native grasses will also allow better growth of the desert’s native plants. 

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