U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Carson City District
|Release Date: 05/22/13|
|News Release No. CCDO 2013-038|
BLM Urges Public Awareness of Increased Wildfire Danger
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District would like to remind the community to be aware of the increased chance of wildfire due to conditions resulting from a dry spring and recent warmer temperatures.
“The public needs to be mindful of the dry conditions and the increased risk of wildfire.” said Shane McDonald, Fire Management Officer. “We encourage everyone using public lands to be careful in regards to human-caused fires and take appropriate steps to prevent them.”
The following precautions should be taken:
In 2013 there have been six human caused fires and 2.5 acres burned on public lands within the Carson City BLM District.
In collaboration with our local wildfire cooperators, the Carson City BLM District will monitor fuels conditions and the potential need for fire restrictions as the season progresses.
For more information contact Lisa Ross at 775-623-6107.
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: 05-30-2013|
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