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Elko District Office
Release Date: 08/13/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-062

Public-Use Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Danger

ELKO, Nev. - Effective 12:01 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2013 - The following public-use restrictions will go into effect for the Jarbidge, Mountain City, and Ruby Mountains, Ranger Districts of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest; all BLM public lands in Northeastern Nevada; Nevada Division of Forestry Protection Districts in Northeastern Nevada; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs administered lands. 


Prohibited Activities

·         Campfires, Wood Stoves or Briquette Fires Not Allowed, except in developed recreation sites.  Liquefied and bottle gas stoves and heaters may be used.  Fireworks are PROHIBITED.

·         No Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, developed recreation site or while stopped in an area that is barren or cleared of all flammable material for three feet in every direction.

·         Explosives, using or causing to be used, any explosive, except by permit.

·         Fireworks, possession or use of fireworks (always prohibited), or any other incendiary device.

·         Ammunition, use of tracer rounds, steel-core ammunition or any type of exploding targets including Binary Explosive Targets while recreational shooting.

·         Open burning (e.g. weeds, brush and yard debris).


Discouraged Activities


·         Use of Chainsaws, Generators, or other Internal Combustion Engines, except in a developed recreation site and then only in an area that has been cleared, at least 10 feet in diameter, of all flammable material.  When using a chainsaw, you must have a shovel and minimum 2.5-pound fire extinguisher nearby.  Electrical generators may be used when factory installed in a recreational vehicle.

·         Travel Off Developed Roads and Trails, except for the purpose of going to and from a campsite located within 300 feet of the open developed road.


So far this fire season, some fires in this region have been human caused.  Remember to check the undercarriage of your vehicle for debris after stopping the vehicle.  Carry a shovel and water with you while traveling.


For more information on public-use restrictions, contact your local Forest Service office at (775) 738-5171; Nevada Division of Forestry at (775) 738-3454; or BLM Elko District Office at (775) 753-0200.


To report a Wildland Fire, call (775) 748-4000 or 911.

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 08-13-2013