Battle Mountain District Public Lands Fire Restrictions Rescinded
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. – Fire restrictions in the Battle Mountain District on public lands are rescinded as of 12:01 a.m. Oct. 12, 2022.
The fire danger level has been reduced due to shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures throughout the district.
Nevada’s Statewide public lands fire restrictions remain in effect through Oct. 31. Those can be found at www.nevadafireinfo.org.
Fire restrictions public land may no longer be in place but it is always a good idea to practice wildfire safety tips listed below. Recreationists are reminded to be fire safe with all their outdoor activities, including ensuring that campfires are dead out. Leaving campfires unattended is a class B misdemeanor.
Other important reminders for all outdoor enthusiasts include the following:
- The use of incendiary or tracer rounds while recreational shooting is always prohibited.
- Target shooting – the use of steel-core ammunition can greatly increase the chance of a wildfire.
- Riding motorcycles/ATVs without a spark arrester and careless smoking can all cause unwanted wildland fires.
- The use of propane stoves versus campfires and charcoal grill fires is still preferred in dry conditions.
- Firewood cutters must have a chainsaw with a functioning, approved spark arrester screen on the exhaust.
- Open burning on private land still requires a permit from local fire departments.
- Always avoid driving or parking on dry grass.
For additional information about public land use in the Battle Mountain District, call (775) 635-4000.
Information on other restrictions and closures can be found on the Nevada Fire Information site at https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/restrictions-and-closures. BLM’s Statewide Prevention Order information can be found at: Nevada Fire Information Statewide Fire Prevention Order
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.