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Horse Fire

The Bureau of Land Management has reopened the Lost Coast Trail in the King Range National Conservation Area, but other trails remain closed as fire crews continue to battle the Horse Fire northeast of Shelter Cove

The following trails are closed for public safety: King Crest, Rattlesnake Ridge, Miller Loop, Lightning, Buck Creek, Horse Mountain Creek, the Paradise Royale and Pacific Rim mountain bike trails. The Tolkan and Horse Mountain campgrounds and the King Peak, King Range and Saddle Mountain roads also are closed.

For more information visit the CAL Fire Incident Information website or contact  the BLM Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2300.


Rocky Fire and Jerusalem Fire

The Bureau of Land Management has reopened the Cache Creek area and adjacent areas to public use and access, including deer hunting.  However, the Knoxville area remains closed due to ongoing fire suppression and repair activities.

View map of closed areas

View Emergency Closure Orders

For more information visit the CAL Fire Incident Information website or contact the Rocky Fire Information Center at (707) 967-4207 or the BLM Ukiah Field Office at (707) 468-4000.


BLM's Fire Program

Two firefighters carry tools to put out flames in a downed tree.
BLM's Folsom Lake Veterans Fire Crew members Richard Castro (US Marines) and Reid James (US Marines) buck up a flaming heavy near the line on the recent Sky Fire, in the Sierra National Forest. (Photo by BLM)

The BLM, a leader in our nation’s wildland fire management efforts, undertakes a broad range of activities to safely protect the public, the natural landscape, wildlife habitat and recreational areas for our country’s citizens.

The program includes fire suppression, preparedness, fuels management, prevention and education, community assistance and protection, and perhaps most significant, safety.

The BLM meets these challenges by fielding highly trained and skilled professional firefighters and managers.

Approximately 95% of all wildfires in California are caused by human activity

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DRECP

The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) is an innovative, landscape-level renewable energy and conservation planning effort covering more than 22 million acres in the California desert.


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Bureau of Land Management
California State Office
2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-1623
Sacramento, CA 95825-1886
Phone: (916) 978-4400
Fax: (916) 978-4416
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages 15.2 million acres of public lands in California - nearly 15% of the state's land area - and 1.6 million acres in northwestern Nevada.  BLM California also administers 47 million acres of subsurface mineral estate underlying federal surface land, 2.5 million acres underlying privately owned land, and 592,000 acres of Native American tribal land where BLM has trust responsibility for mineral operations. The BLM's multiple-use and sustained yield mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.