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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Worland Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/25/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

BLM Worland 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 July 1-July 6, 2010.

BLM Worland fireworks area.
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"We want to provide a safe place for people to be able to use fireworks," said BLM Law Enforcement Ranger Aaron Kania. "The first gravel pit along the road to the landfill is a good location because the area poses a low risk of wildland fire occurrence." The BLM and Washakie County will provide an integrated approach to fire management, emergency medical services and law enforcement.

The public is asked to properly dispose of litter. In addition, portions of the gravel pit that were recently reclaimed and reseeded will be marked so that people can avoid these sensitive areas and allow for the re-establishment of vegetation.

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      Worland, WY 82401  

Last updated: 06-25-2010