Current Fire Restrictions/Fire Prevention Orders
Year-round Fire Restrictions
These restrictions shall apply to all public lands within the California Desert District regardless of stage restrictions and are applicable year round. These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in Title 43 CFR 9212.1 They include:
The use or possession of fireworks, including “safe and sane” is hereby prohibited on all public lands of the California Desert District.
Firearms and Ammunition
The possession or discharge of a firearm using incendiary, tracer, steel core, or armor piercing ammunition is hereby prohibited on all public lands of the California Desert District.
No person shall burn, ignite or cause to burn any tire, petroleum product, wires, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive materials.
All off-road vehicles being operated on public lands must be equipped with a properly installed spark arrester pursuant to 43 CFR 8343.1 (C) and California Vehicle Code 38366(a). The spark arrester must meet either the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service Standard 5100-1a, or the 80% efficiency level standard determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAEs) recommended practices J335 or J350.
Campfire permits are required on BLM managed lands within the California Desert District. Fuel controlled (on/off switch) portable cooking stoves also require a permit. When building a campfire the public must take precautions to contain the fire to a small area. Campfire permits can be obtained from any Bureau of Land Management office in California or online at http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfire-Permit.