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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 08/15/12
Contacts: Denise Adamic, BLM (719) 269-8553    

Fire Restrictions Lifted for BLM lands (08-15-12)


CAÑON CITY, Colo. – The BLM Royal Gorge Field Office has lifted all fire restrictions for public lands in the Colorado counties of Boulder, Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Gilpin, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Park, Pueblo, Sedgwick, Teller, Washington, Weld, and Yuma.

“The recent rains and increased humidity have eased the local fire danger,” said Keith Berger, RGFO Manager. “Human caused wildfires can still pose a threat due to the long time drought this area has experienced. If you decide to build a fire, please be mindful of how and where you do so.”

As always, fireworks are not allowed at any time on any public lands managed by the BLM, U.S. Forest Service or the National Park Service.

For more information on the status of fire restrictions on other lands in your area, please contact your county Sheriff.



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: 08-15-2012