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Battle Mountain District Office
Release Date: 01/23/12
Contacts: Central Nevada Interagency Dispatch , 1-800-535-6076 , 775-623-3444
News Release No. 2012-09

Winter Fire Prevention – Dry Conditions Prevail

Due to the lack of moisture and warm day time temperatures across Northern Nevada this winter, the risk of wildfire danger is still a very real concern. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Battle Mountain District, would like to remind everyone to use caution when out enjoying public lands. With no moisture on the ground, wildland fires are still occurring across Northern Nevada. Using public lands safely and responsibly will help reduce the number of wildland fires and preserve the beauty of our public lands. Please refer to the following tips when enjoying the outdoors.

• Park vehicles so that the exhaust system does not come in contact with the dry grass, weeds or leaves.
• If off-road vehicle use is allowed, internal combustion equipment requires a spark arrester. Please stay on designated roads and trails.
• When burning debris check local weather conditions, have water nearby and available and know your counties outdoor burning policies.
• Never leave a campfire unattended. Leave campsite as clean and natural as possible. Remember the basic rule of, “Pack In Pack Out”.
• Never use any type of fireworks on public lands.
• Keep stoves, lanterns and heaters away from combustibles and never use inside a tent.

If you see smoke or flame, even if you think you have extinguished the fire, please report it to Central Nevada Interagency Dispatch (CNIDC), call toll free at 1-800-535-6076 or775-623-3444.

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.

Battle Mountain District Office   50 Bastian Road      Battle Mountain, NV 89820  

Last updated: 02-03-2012