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July 22, 2013
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Agencies assess Pine Nuts for rehabilitation

Federal and state agencies are assessing the areas of the Pine Nut Mountains burned in the Bison fire to determine places suitable for rehabilitation and stabilization.

Among the 24,136 acres burned by the fire, which was started by lightning on July 4, were more than 11,000 acres of bi-state greater sage-grouse habitat

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District and Bureau of Indian Affairs Western Nevada Agency are leading an interagency planning effort to address fire impacts caused by the fire.

Additional partners include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada Division of Forestry, the Sagebrush Ecosystem Technical Team, Nevada Department of Agriculture, and the Washoe Tribe.

The assessment and planning process must be completed 21 days from the fire containment, which occurred on July 13.

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 23, 2013 11:53AM Published Jul 23, 2013 01:50PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.