U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
|Release Date: 07/29/13|
Fire restrictions lifted in Jackson County (07-29-13)
KREMMLING, Colo. – Stage 1 fire restrictions are being lifted at 5 p.m. today for all private, state and federally managed lands in Jackson County.
Recent moisture in the area has helped moderate fire danger in this area, but fire officials still urge the public to be extremely careful with fire.
Northwestern Colorado counties and federal agencies review fire conditions and discuss fire restrictions weekly. These agencies include Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Jackson and Grand Counties; and Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service.
The need for fire restrictions will be reassessed on a continuing basis. Overall drought conditions persist despite monsoon moisture received in parts of northwest Colorado. While a number of areas have recently lifted restrictions, others remain in Stage 1 fire restrictions.
The areas still remaining in Stage 1 fire restrictions include:
• Rio Blanco County including all private, state and federally managed lands within the county with the exception of the White River National Forest
• Moffat County including all private, state and federally managed lands within the county with the exception of the Medicine Bow/Routt NF
• Eagle County Stage 1 fire restrictions on BLM managed land only
• All BLM lands managed by the Grand Junction and Colorado River Valley Field Offices.
If you have questions regarding fire restrictions contact your local county sheriff’s office, land management agency or visit: http://www.coemergency.com/p/
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 07-29-2013|
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