BLM Idaho State Director Signs Annual Prevention Order

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BOISE, Idaho–Another fire season is approaching, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho is asking for your help to prevent human-caused fires. BLM Idaho Acting State Director June Shoemaker, signed the 2024 Fire Prevention Order, which prohibits specific fire-related activities on public land from May 10 through Oct. 20. The Fire Prevention Order makes it illegal to use fireworks, exploding targets, steel component ammunition, tracer ammunition, shooting at steel or ferrous material targets or burn explosive materials on BLM-managed public lands in Idaho.

Any person who knowingly and willfully performs any act restricted by the Fire Prevention Order could be subject to a fine and held responsible for fire suppression and/or rehabilitation costs.

“The goal of the annual fire prevention order is to reduce the number of human-caused wildfires,” said Marty Adell, Acting BLM Idaho State Fire Management Officer,“ BLM Idaho appreciates your efforts to protect our public lands, one of our nation’s greatest treasures.”

Every year, Idaho loses thousands of acres of public lands to human caused wildfires. Create memories, not disasters, while enjoying your public lands. Avoid targeting shooting on hot, dry, windy days, ensure your trailer chains are secure and not hitting the pavement and your tires are properly maintained. Clear the area around your campfire to bare dirt and NEVER leave a campfire unattended. Together, we can protect Idaho’s public lands from wildfire.

To read the BLM Idaho 2024 Fire Prevention Order, or for the most recent information concerning wildfires, fire restrictions, and fire prevention and education, visit the interagency Idaho Fire Information webpage:

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