News Release

For Release:  October 2, 2008             
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332 or (530) 262-1147 (cell)

BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions on North Coast Public Lands

With the onset of rainy weather, the Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions on public lands managed by the Arcata Field Office in Humboldt, northern Mendocino and western Trinity counties.
Easing of restrictions means that campfires can again be used outside of developed campsites.  Campfire permits are required.  They are available at the BLM Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Rd., Arcata, and the King Range Office, 768 Whitethorn Rd. in Whitethorn.

Internal combustion engines can once again be used off of established roads and trails, and smoking is no longer restricted to recreation sites and enclosed vehicles.
"Even though we've had rain, people still need to be careful with fire," said Tim Jones, fire management officer for the BLM in Arcata. "Fires should never be used on windy days, and it is imperative that campers fully extinguish campfires before leaving a campsite."
Fire restrictions remain in place for public lands managed by the BLM Ukiah and Redding field offices.


Arcata Field Office     1695 Heindon Rd    Arcata, CA 95521