U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Nevada Congressman Amodei Tours Lost Fire Area
Congressman Mark Amodei of Nevada’s second district toured public lands burned in the Lost Fire and discussed restoration plans with members of the Surprise Field Office staff on Monday, Nov. 5. The fire was entirely on Washoe County lands that are part of the congressman’s district.
The Lost Fire, ignited by lightning in early August, burned more than 61,000 acres of western Nevada lands managed by the BLM-California’s Surprise Field Office. It burned critical habitat for sage-grouse, mule deer, bighorn sheep and pronghorn. It also charred parts of six livestock grazing allotments and parts of two wild horse herd management areas. The fire burned parts of the High Rock and Little High Rock wilderness areas managed by Nevada’s Winnemucca District.
- Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Northern California District (November 2012)