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. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Southern Nevada Distict Office 4701 North Torrey Pines Las Vegas, NV 89130
|Last updated: 06-27-2012|
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