BLM rescinds fire order for Gallatin, Park counties
(BUTTE, Mont.) – The Bureau of Land Management has removed its previous fire restrictions for all BLM-administered lands in Gallatin and Park counties starting today.
Now that the weather has started to shift to lower temperatures, the agency felt conditions were favorable enough to lift its previous fire prevention order from July.
“This decision to rescind the earlier order comes after temperatures are cooling and relative humidity is rising,” said Lindsey Babcock, Butte BLM Field Manager. “The change in weather has resulted in fewer initial attack responses to wildfire starts.”
The public should continue to be mindful of their actions while on public lands, Babcock added. “We ask the public to be vigilant as fuel conditions are still dry and the wildfire threat remains.”
For additional information on statewide fire conditions and restrictions, visit www.mtfireinfo.org
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.