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. 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: 06-28-2012|
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