BLM, BIA, Reclamation, USFWS, NDF lifting Western Nevada Fire Restrictions on Wednesday, Oct. 13
CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamations, and Nevada Division of Forestry announce the lifting of fire restrictions that have been in place since June 30, 2021. This recission affects public lands in 11 counties in western Nevada and eastern California. Restrictions will expire at 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.
According to agency Fire Management Officers, decreasing daily sunlight, increasing fuel moisture levels, and cooler evening temperatures are responsible for lifting fire restrictions. However, the potential threat for wildfires remains, so they encourage the public to continue enjoying their federal, state, and private lands responsibly by being very careful with any fire.
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.
BLM’s Statewide Prevention Order remains in effect until Oct. 31, 2021, unless rescinded. Information can be found at: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5a5a9120f09ca4b9c6e3e342/t/60d52113a162aa2255c377aa/1624580371286/2021_BLM+NV+Fire+Prevention+Order_Signed.pdf
As for National Forest System lands, the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is lifting forest-wide Fire Restrictions on October 13, at 5 p.m. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/HTNFFireRestrictions or https://bit.ly/FireRestrictionsFAQs for answers to frequently asked questions regarding fire restrictions on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Information on other restrictions and closures can be found on the Nevada Fire Information site at https://www.nevadafireinfo.org/restrictions-and-closures
For more information, please contact the BLM at 775-885-6000, BIA at 775-887-3500, Reclamation at 916-978-5101, and the USFWS at 775-423-5128, Ext 235
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.