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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 07/29/13
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, (970) 319-4130    

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/fire-bans-danger.html.


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: 07-29-2013