BLM lifting fire restrictions for northwest California public lands


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photo of creek flowing through a canyonREDDING, Calif. -- With the return of cooler weather, the Bureau of Land Management has rescinded fire restrictions on northwest California public lands managed by the Redding and Arcata field offices in Shasta, Trinity, Butte, Siskiyou, Tehama, Humboldt, Mendocino and Del Norte counties.

Easing of restrictions means that public land visitors can again use campfires outside of developed campgrounds and posted recreation sites. Campfire permits are required. Free campfire permits are available online at, or by visiting the BLM Redding Field Office, 6640 Lockheed Dr. in Redding, at the Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Rd. in Arcata. They are also available at national forest and CAL FIRE offices. 

The Redding Field Office time restriction for target shooting has also been lifted.  Shooting is allowed all day.

“Even though we’ve had rain, people still need to be careful with fire,” said BLM Redding Field Manager Jennifer Mata. “Fires should never be lit on windy days, and it is imperative that campers fully extinguish campfires before leaving a campsite.”

The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. More information is available by telephoning the Redding Field Office, 530-224-2100, or the Arcata Field Office, 707-825-2300.

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.