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Central California District
Release Date: 10/06/11
Contacts: Michael Chiodini , 831-630-5029  
News Release No. CC-12-3

Bureau of Land Management Hollister Office Lifts Fire Restrictions Oct. 15

With the onset of cooler temperatures, chance of precipitation and in accordance with the Resource Management Plan, the Bureau of Land Management will lift fire restrictions on public lands within the Hollister Field Office jurisdiction effective Oct. 15.  This includes the Tumey, Griswold, Ciervo and Panoche hills.

Visitors will be able to have open campfires and barbecue fires at campsites on BLM public lands with a valid California campfire permit, according to Fire Mitigation Battalion Chief Michael Chiodini. Permits are only valid for a calendar year, so permits must have been issued in 2011.

Chiodini also cautioned that while there have been cooler temperatures, some of the grass and brush is still dry in some areas. Visitors are required to provide proper clearance of flammable vegetation and be certain that fire is completely extinguished after use. In addition, visitors are required to have a shovel and water on hand to completely extinguish the campfire before leaving.

Additionally, all open routes in the Tumey, Griswold, and Panoche hills, which are gated, locked and closed to public access during the upland game season from April to October, are now open to public access.  These roads are closed to protect wildlife habitat values, rare, threatened, and endangered species, and paleontological resources.  Foot access is allowed in these areas year-long.

For more information contact Chiodini at (831) 630-5029 or (831) 630-5000, or visit the BLM Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, in Hollister.



Central California District   5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762  

Last updated: 10-11-2011