BLM lifts fire restrictions for Crook, Niobrara and Weston Counties

High Plains DO
Newcastle FO
Media Contact
Tyson Finnicum

NEWCASTLE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management has lifted fire restrictions for BLM-administered public lands in Crook, Niobrara, and Weston counties. The BLM joins county partners in rescinding restrictions following recent and expected precipitation that has reduced fire danger in northeastern Wyoming.

While the risk of fire is reduced, it is always important to be aware of the conditions of the area you are visiting. Help prevent wildfires by ensuring your campfires are completely out, never park your vehicle in dead grass and avoid driving through tall grass. If towing a trailer, ensure safety chains are properly installed and not dragging.

Year-round restrictions remain in place for BLM-managed lands in Wyoming. These restrictions include the following:

  • Discharge or use of any fireworks.
  • Discharge of a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition.
  • Burn, ignite or cause to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive material.
  • Operate any off-road vehicle on public lands unless the vehicle is equipped with a properly installed spark arrester pursuant to 43 CFR 8343.1 (c).
  • Use/discharge of explosives of any kind, incendiary devices, pyrotechnic devices, or exploding targets.

For more information on BLM fire restrictions or conditions, contact your local BLM office or go to

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.