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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
 
Release Date: 09/12/13
Contacts: Kirsten Cannon , 702-515-5057 , k1cannon@blm.gov

Seasonal Fire Restrictions Lifted Sept. 13 on most Public Lands in Southern Nevada


LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Wildland fire officials will lift seasonal fire restrictions on public lands in Southern Nevada managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, National Park Service, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service Sept. 13. 
 
Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors. Recent moisture in much of Southern Nevada has significantly lowered the fire danger, but land managers still urge the public to remain vigilant with fire.
 
“Lower fire danger does not mean no fire danger,” said Marty Woods, assistant fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service. “We ask that visitors continue to be safe with campfires and other sources of ignition.”
 
Fire restrictions will continue in some parts of the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area until Nov. 15. Those restrictions are as follows: no campfires within one mile of homes in Kyle and Lee Canyons, Deer Creek, Cold Creek and the communities of Trout Canyon and Mountain Springs. Signs are posted in these areas advising the public of these restrictions.


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.
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Last updated: 09-12-2013