Battle Mountain District Fire Restrictions Notice

These restrictions are in addition to the statewide fire restrictions

FIRE RESTRICTION NOTICE

BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

 

Pursuant to 43 CFR 9212.2, the following acts are prohibited on all public land areas, roads and trails located within and administered by the BLM-Nevada Battle Mountain District effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021, and expiring on October 31, 2021 unless otherwise rescinded:

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire (using wood, charcoal or any other material), campfire, or stove fire except a portable stove using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel outside of a developed fee campground or picnic area (except by permit).
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or when stopped in an area at least 3 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

 

  1. Operating or parking a vehicle or other motorized equipment over or on top of dried/cured vegetation.

 

  1. Welding, metal grinding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame.

 

Pursuant to 43 CFR 9212.2, each of the following persons is exempt from this order:

  1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

 

  1. Any federal, state, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Additional restrictions may be enacted based upon fuel and weather conditions.

Title 43 CFR 9212.0-5, 9212. I and 9212.4 Wildfire Prevention provides that any person who knowingly and willfully performs any act restricted by a Fire Prevention Order, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 months or both. Restitution for total suppression and damage costs incurred will be borne by the trespasser.

These restrictions are separate from and in addition to any statewide or national fire prevention orders or restrictions issued by the Bureau of Land Management.

 

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’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.