U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
|Release Date: 05/14/13|
|News Release No. ELDO 2013-044|
Interagency Fire Management Team prepares for 2013 fire season
ELKO, Nev. – With the temperatures beginning to rise, the Elko District Interagency Fire Management Team would like to remind the community of the dry weather conditions still prevalent in northeastern Nevada.
“Even with this winter’s snowfall and recent precipitation, the conditions in Elko County and throughout northeastern Nevada are still extremely dry and susceptible to fires as is evidenced by our recent fire activity,” said Elko Interagency Fire Management Officer Michael Ford.
The Interagency Fire Management team has held several meetings in the past few weeks with local fire leadership, community leaders and ranchers to ensure all affected parties are kept up to date with the latest development in operations and tactics. Incorporating local ranching community liaisons in the fire chain of command is a unique element of Northeastern Nevada’s fire program and has proven to be invaluable in keeping both ranchers and fire personnel informed of important aspects of fire suppression.
To report a fire, contact Elko Interagency Dispatch Center at 775-748-4000, or 911.
When reporting fires, please gather and relay the following information:
Information on incidents can be obtained from various sources, including:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ – for incidents larger than 500 acres
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.
|Last updated: 05-15-2013|
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