BLM lifts emergency closure at Fort Sage OHV Recreation Area


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A man measures a burnt sign at Ft  Sage. Photo by the BLM.

SUSANVILLE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management has lifted the temporary emergency closure at the Fort Sage Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area near Doyle, Calif., following full containment of the Laura 2 Fire.

“Most of the roads and trails are again open along with all trailheads and other facilities,” said BLM Eagle Lake Field Office Manager Emily Ryan. “We ask that visitors heed any areas that are flagged, and that they stay on designated routes, avoiding driving and riding on burned areas.”

The BLM temporarily closed the site last week after the Laura 2 Fire burned through the area. Fanned by high winds and fueled by dry brush and grass, the fire burned about 2,800 acres on Tuesday, Nov. 17. It burned onto public lands after destroying homes and other buildings in the community of Doyle.

The Fort Sage OHV Area just east of Doyle provides about 100 miles of roads and trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and four-wheel drive trucks.  .

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.