Date: September 25, 2007
CONTACTS: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
Email: email@example.com or Joe Freeland (775) 753-0308
USFS – Terry Chute (775) 752-3357
NDF – Tom Turk or Sam Hicks (775) 738-3454
BIA – E. NV Agency – Dylan Rader (775) 753-0395
Shoshone-Paiute Duck Valley Tribe – Brent Hunter (775) 757-2473
USF&WS – Jeff MacKay (775) 779-2237
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2007-109
FIRE RESTRICTIONS END FRIDAY FOR NORTHEAST NEVADA
Elko, Nev. – Due to decreased fire danger conditions in northeast Nevada, area land managers announced that fire restrictions on all lands will be lifted at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 28.
Fire restrictions will be lifted from public lands administered by the following agencies:
- Bureau of Land Management's Elko Field Office;
- U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Mountain City, Jarbidge, and Ruby Mountains Ranger Districts;
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge;
- Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Eastern Nevada Agency, Shoshone-Paiute Duck Valley Tribe;
- Nevada Division of Forestry Fire Protection Districts in Elko, Eureka, and White Pine Counties.
“We recognize that being in fire restrictions can be difficult – especially for people who work outdoors or who like to recreate in Nevada’s backcountry,” said U.S. Forest Service Jarbidge District Ranger Terry Chute. “All the federal, state, and local fire partners would like to thank the public for everyone’s cooperation during this past fire season which impacted so much of Elko County.”
Recent rains and cooler temperatures have lessened the fire danger to a point where fire restrictions are no longer needed. However, area land managers remind the public that it is still very important to use care with fire and take adequate precautions to prevent the escape of campfires. Visitors to public lands are encouraged to carry an axe, shovel, 1-5 gallons of water, and a fire extinguisher.
For more information, contact the following agencies:
BLM Nevada: Elko Field Office (775) 753-0200;
USFS Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest: Mountain City Ranger District (775) 738-5171
Nevada Division of Forestry, Elko Regional Office, (775-738-3454)