U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Southern Nevada District Office
|Release Date: 05/16/14|
Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Announced
Contact list (alphabetical by agency)
Bureau of Land Management – Kirsten Cannon – (702) 515-5057
National Park Service – Christie Vanover – (702) 293-8691
Nevada Division of Forestry – Jorge Gonzales – (702) 486-5123
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Dan Balduini – (702) 515-5480
U.S. Forest Service – Ray Johnson – (702) 498-1630
Las Vegas – Today 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 are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada.
Agencies will offer a media availability opportunity to discuss these restrictions, last year’s fire statistics and predicted forecast for this year at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area on May 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In conjunction with Wildfire Awareness Month, there will also be a family-friendly event at Red Rock Canyon where visitors can explore fire engines and other apparatus, visit with federal, state and local firefighter representatives and learn about the Living With Fire Program.
Interagency fire restrictions prohibit:
Agency specific exceptions and additional restrictions are also in place:
The public is urged to contact the local U.S. Forest Service office at (702) 515-5400, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at (702) 515-5450, National Park Service at (702) 293-8990, Bureau of Land Management at (702) 515-5000 or Nevada Division of Forestry at (702) 486-5123 if they have any questions or need clarification on the 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.
|Last updated: 05-19-2014|
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