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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/15/09
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Worland BLM Announces Fireworks Area


In anticipation of the Independence Day Holiday, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Worland Field Office is again making a temporary, local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands. The use of fireworks will be permitted at a gravel pit northwest of Worland from June 26-July 6, 2009.

Map of Worland Fireworks Area.

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 a 8 1/2 x 11 pdf file.

The first gravel pit along the road to the landfill provides an acceptable location for fireworks use because the area poses a low risk of wildland fire occurrence. "However, we will be vigilant," said Law Enforcement Ranger Aaron Kania. "BLM and Washakie County will provide an integrated approach to fire management, emergency medical services, and law enforcement."

Users are reminded to properly dispose of litter. The future of fireworks use at the gravel pit will be determined by the amount of litter that is left behind.

For more information, please contact Ranger Kania or Fire Management Officer Chuck Russell at 307-347-5100.



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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Worland Field Office   101 South 23rd      PO Box 119      Worland, WY 82401-0119  

Last updated: 06-15-2009