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Elko District Office
Release Date: 02/24/14
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2014-019

Meet a wildland firefighter at the California Trail Center

ELKO, Nev. – Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Engine Captain Reggie Jarvis is presenting “Meet a Wildland Firefighter” Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Jarvis will talk about the tools he and his fellow firefighters use to fight wildland fires at this family-friendly, free program. There will be a BLM fire engine for some hands-on learning as well as tips to take home on fire safety.

The following weekend on Saturday, March 15, Jarvis will present “Wildland Firefighter: The Rest of the Story.” This presentation will focus on protecting, preserving and restoring range land. After learning the tools of the trade, attendees will learn how those tools are applied before and after the fire. Topics include prevention, emergency stabilization and rehabilitation.

Both programs are at 2 p.m.

The California Trail Interpretive Center is eight miles west of Elko on I-80, Hunter exit 292. The Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit or or call (775) 738-1849 for more information.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-17-2015