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Northern California District
Release Date: 07/14/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
  Tim Jones , 707-825-2300  
News Release No. CA-N-10-87

Fire Restrictions Begin July 15 on BLM-Managed Public Lands

Seasonal restrictions on campfires and target shooting go into effect Thursday, July 15, for public lands managed by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management Arcata Field Office in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties.

The restrictions will be in effect until cooler, wetter weather reduces fire risk.
Under the restrictions:

  • Campfires or other open fires, including barbecues and portable stoves, are prohibited except within fire rings or stoves in designated, developed recreation sites or posted campsites.  Portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel may be used outside of these areas with a valid California campfire permit.
  • Use of steel jacketed, tracer and armor piercing or exploding ammunition is prohibited. 
  • Tools powered by gasoline engines may not be used off of established roads and trails.  Chainsaws with functional spark arresters may be used in accordance with the specifications on wood cutting permits
  • Motor vehicles must remain on established roads and trails.  There is an exemption for the wave slopes at the Samoa Dunes Recreation Area and South Spit Cooperative Management Area.
  • Smoking is prohibited, except within enclosed vehicles or in developed recreation sites.

 For more information contact the BLM Arcata Field Office, (707) 825-2300.


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Last updated: 07-14-2010