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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Northern California District
 
Release Date: 06/28/11
Contacts: Tim Bradley , 530-224-2100  
  Jeff Fontana , 530-252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-11-60

BLM Announces Fire Restrictions for Lands Managed by Redding Field Office


Effective July 1, the Bureau of Land Management is implementing fire restrictions for lands managed by the Redding Field Office in Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Trinity and Siskiyou counties.  The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
 
Field Office Manager Steve Anderson said the restrictions are needed because of dry fuels and increasing fire danger in the north state region.  He said wildfires under these conditions can pose threats to public land visitors, natural resources and adjacent private lands and communities.
 
Under the restrictions, all campfires and barbecues are prohibited except in specifically posted campgrounds and recreation sites.  Portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed outside of posted recreation sites, with a valid California campfire permit.  The public is asked to be extremely careful with their use and to carry a shovel and water at all times.
 
Other restrictions include:
• No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or at a designated, developed recreation site, or other designated areas.
• No motor vehicles off of established roads or trails.
• No shooting using incendiary, tracer, steel core or armor-piercing ammunition.
• No fireworks, including “safe and sane” devices. 

The BLM advises homeowners to “Take Responsibility” and keep 100 feet of clean, open space around their homes to provide defensible space and improve the chance that their homes and families can be saved in an uncontrolled wildfire.
 
For more information, contact the Redding Field Office at (530) 224-2100.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 06-28-2011