U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Wyoming State Office
|Release Date: 06/22/09|
Fourth of July Fire Tips
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wishes everyone an enjoyable, but safe 4th of July!
Currently, the fire danger ranges from low to moderate due to all of the recent rain.
Fuels Management Specialist Glen Burkhardt, said “Parts of Wyoming have received a lot of rain, creating a new issue. The rain has provided a carpet of grass we haven’t seen for some time. When it dries and cures, it adds to the intensity of wildfires.”
“Don’t park on the side of the road where the grass could touch the underside of the vehicle and don’t drive on BLM roads or areas that have tall dry grass. The catalytic converter under your car is extremely hot and can ignite a fire very easily.”
Recreationists need to be aware the BLM places year-round restrictions on public lands along with additional restrictions. To receive up-to-date information on where fire restrictions are in effect on BLM lands, visit http://www.wy.blm.gov/wy_fire_restrictions.
BLM year-round fire restrictions include the following:
Also, it is important to follow these recommendations:
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.
Wyoming State Office 5353 Yellowstone Cheyenne, WY 82009
|Last updated: 06-22-2009|
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