U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Montana State Office
|Release Date: 10/11/11|
Counties Lift Fire Restrictions
Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater and Treasure counties will rescind Stage 1 fire restrictions by Friday morning.
Even when restrictions are lifted, fire danger still exists. Do your part to prevent wildfires.
Drive only on existing roads and trails, watch where you park, and check your undercarriage. A number of vehicles have burned this year due to accumulated vegetation igniting in the undercarriage.
Keep your campfire small, and make sure it’s dead out before you leave. Keep a shovel and a bucket handy.
Some counties may require a permit for agricultural burning. Contact the local fire department or sheriff’s office for more information and to obtain any necessary permits.
More information about wildfire safety and statewide fire restrictions is available at http://firerestrictions.firecenter.umt.edu/FireRestriction_pub/.
Take extra precautions when working and recreating outdoors to prevent wildland fire starts. Anyone who causes a fire intentionally or through negligence will be held accountable for damage and suppression costs.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
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|Last updated: 06-28-2012|
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