Mother Lode Field Office

Fire and Fuels Management

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Fire and Fuels Management Hotline

(916) 941-3155

NOTICE: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions
Effective October 1, 2014
 BLM Public Lands under the jurisdiction of the Mother Lode Field Office

On-line Campfire Permits

Fuels Management at the Pine Hill Preserve:

News Release:  BLM Planning Prescribed Burn near Cameron Park (posted 3-31-14)

Pine Hill Preserve Management Plan (pdf 904 kb)


Hazardous Fuel Reduction Variance Program Guide (pdf 1.5 mb)

Hazardous Fuel Reduction Variance Program Request Form (pdf 585 kb)

Critical Zones for Fire-Safe Living (pdf 2.5 mb)

Veterans Fire Crew 

Defensible Space

In California the number of homes and businesses are growing in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) and fire is an increasing threat.  Reduce your home's fire danger and prevent wildfires from spreading - - Take Responsibility today.

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Campfire Permits

If you create a campfire of any kind on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or National Park Service, you will need a campfire permit.

Campfire permits are free of charge, and may be obtained from any Bureau of Land Management office in California.  To obtain National Park Service (NPS) campfire permits, contact the NPs you plan on visiting.  You may also obtain campfire permits from any of the following agencies:

Additional Information

  • On private land you must have written permission from the landowner for campfire use.
  • Many high-country areas prohibit wood fires to protect scarce vegetation.
  • If you smoke outside a vehicle, be sure you do so within a cleared area at least 3 feet in diameter.