U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District Office
|Release Date: 06/29/12|
|News Release No. CCDO 2012-40|
Fireworks Not Allowed on BLM Managed Public Lands
Fire restrictions remain in place
Carson City –With the July 4th holiday coming up, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would like to remind the public that fire restrictions remain in place in Western Nevada.
These restrictions include the restriction of possession and use of all fireworks (including safe and sane) on Carson City BLM managed public land.
Fire Restrictions Prohibit:
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire, or stove fire except a portable stove using gas or pressurized liquid fuel, outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).
Violations can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and a year in jail as well as the costs associated with resource damage, suppression costs, and injuries if found guilty.
So far this year within the Carson City BLM District, there have been 12 human caused fires on BLM managed public lands for a total of 25,427 acres. On BLM managed public lands statewide there have been 78 human caused fires for a total of 42,933 acres.
For more information on fire restrictions, please visit www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/info/newsroom/2012/june/fire_restrictions.html
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.
Carson City District Office 5665 Morgan Mill Rd. Carson City NV 89701
|Last updated: 06-29-2012|
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