U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
|Release Date: 07/02/13|
|News Release No. CCDO 2013-044|
No Fireworks Allowed on BLM Managed Public Lands
Carson City, Nev. – Even though it may be legal to purchase fireworks in some locations, it is illegal to possess or use fireworks and/or pyrotechnics on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) managed lands. Illegal possession or use of fireworks can result in fines up to $1,000 and/or up to six months in jail for each offense, and the laws also provide for seizure and forfeiture of all such materials from individuals by law enforcement. If you do it anyway and your pyrotechnic activities cause a fire, property damage or bodily injury, you could be responsible financially. These restrictions include the restriction of possession and use of all fireworks (including safe and sane) and exploding targets on BLM managed public land in Northwestern Nevada.
On June 28, fire restrictions went into effect on public lands managed by BLM:
Fire Restrictions Prohibit:
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, there have been 19 fires which burned approximately 7500 acres on BLM managed public lands within the Carson City District. This includes 11 human caused fires with five from target shooting.
The potential for devastating fires during the summer is very real. Report fires to the Sierra Front Interagency Fire Dispatch Center, Minden, Nevada, 775-883-5995, or dial 911.
For more information contact Lisa Ross at 775-885-6107.
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.
Carson City District 5665 Morgan Mill Road Carson City, NV 89703
|Last updated: 07-02-2013|
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