U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada Distict Office
|Release Date: 06/27/12|
No Fireworks Allowed on BLM Managed Public Lands
Fire restrictions remain in place
Las Vegas – While fireworks are available in Nye County and safe and sane fireworks go on sale in Clark County June 28, fire restrictions remain in place in Southern Nevada.
These restrictions include the restriction of possession and use of all fireworks (including safe and sane) on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed public land in Southern Nevada.
On May 23, fire restrictions went into effect on public lands managed by BLM:
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, 21 human caused fires have been caused on BLM managed public lands.
For more information on fire restrictions, please visit http://blm.gov/6jkd
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.
Southern Nevada Distict Office 4701 North Torrey Pines Las Vegas, NV 89130
|Last updated: 06-27-2012|
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