BLM Temporarily Closes File Mile Campground Due to Fire Activity near Dalton Highway
FAIRBANKS, AK — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Yukon Field Office has temporarily closed public access to the Five Mile Campground located five miles north of the Yukon River bridge on the Dalton Highway. The closure is necessary to accommodate firefighters using the campground as they fight the Isom Creek Fire.
Entering the campground beyond the artesian well on the north side of the campground driveway is now prohibited without authorization from the BLM. Dalton Highway visitors may still use the artesian well, provided such use does not interfere with firefighter access to the campground. The temporary closure is effective until such time as occupancy of the campground by firefighting forces is no longer required.
For more information about this closure order, including the public lands involved, contact Craig McCaa (907-474-2231; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tim Hammond (907-474-2210; email@example.com). For information on fire restrictions in Interior Alaska and statewide, contact the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center at 907-356-5511 or visit akfireinfo.com. The BLM website also includes a list of current fire restrictions for BLM-managed public lands in Alaska. Information on the Isom Creek Fire is available by contacting 2020.IsomCreek@firenet.gov or calling 907-356-5970.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.