U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
|Release Date: 06/18/12|
|News Release No. ELDO 2012-048|
Interagency Fire Management Reminds Public of Fire Season Severity
ELKO, Nev. – The Elko District Interagency Fire Management Team would like to remind the community of the extreme dry weather conditions prevalent in northeastern Nevada.
“Due to the very dry winter we experienced, the conditions in Elko County and throughout northeastern Nevada are extremely dry and more susceptible to fires than recent years,” said Dylan Rader, Acting Fire Management Officer for Elko Interagency Fire.
The Nevada Division of Forestry in conjunction with the northeast area and the Eureka County Fire Protection Districts closed all controlled burning as of May 23. This includes yard trimmings, limbs and brush piles in the unincorporated areas of Elko and Eureka counties.
The public is asked to assist fire crews this summer in taking precautions to minimize fire risk. Some precautions to take include:
The BLM would like to thank the public to date for diligently reporting smoke and fires. When reporting fires, please follow these guidelines to ensure quick access and assessment of the situation:
The Interagency Fire Management team wants to remind everyone that wildfire survival takes a community. For further information on how you can assist, visit www.livingwithfire.info.
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.
Elko District Office 3900 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801
|Last updated: 06-19-2012|
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