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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District Office
 
Release Date: 12/04/12
Contacts: Lisa Ross , 775-885-6107 , lross@blm.gov
News Release No. CCDO 2013-16

BLM Issues Temporary Restriction and Closure for TRE and Preacher Fire Rehabilitation


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Sierra Front Field Office has issued a temporary vehicle use restriction and temporary closure to wood harvesting and tree cutting on BLM-managed land in the TRE and Preacher burn areas in the Pine Nut Mountains south of Gardnerville in Douglas County, Nev. This order will be in effect until December 4, 2014.

Over the next several years, the BLM will implement post-fire rehabilitation and stabilization measures that will encourage re-growth of annual and perennial plants. The restriction and closure is needed to prevent soil erosion which is likely to occur from cross-country vehicle use and removal of downed wood stabilization structures. Vehicle use in the area will be limited to posted roads and two-track trails that will remain open during this period.

This action was analyzed in the TRE and Preacher Fire Emergency Action, Temporary Closures, Environmental Assessment.

The decision, supporting documents and maps of the closure area may be viewed on-line at: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa/nepa_archives.html. Maps of the closure area are available at the Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road.

For more information, please contact Ryan Elliott, fire planner, at r1elliot@blm.gov or by phone at: (775) 885-6167.



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: 12-04-2012