BLM Worland provides safe location for fireworks

WORLAND, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management Worland Field Office will again make a temporary, local exception to the fireworks ban on public lands for the Independence Day Holiday. The use of fireworks will be permitted July 1–5, 2022, at a gravel pit northwest of Worland. 

"The BLM is committed to providing a safe place on public land for people to use fireworks this Fourth of July," said BLM Worland Field Manager Mike Phillips. "The first gravel pit along the road to the landfill is a good location because the area poses a low risk of wildland fire occurrence." 

Fireworks use is permitted only within this gravel pit and not on the Fifteen Mile Road or gravel pits north of the landfill. 

The BLM’s partnerships with the City of Worland, Worland Fire Protection District #1 and Washakie County will enable an integrated approach to fire management, emergency medical services and law enforcement during the holiday weekend. 

Please properly dispose of litter and avoid the portions of the gravel pit that have been reclaimed and reseeded to allow for the re-establishment of vegetation in these sensitive areas. 

As an extra precaution during the holiday weekend, the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire crew will staff engines throughout the district to provide a quick response if any wildfires are started by fireworks. 

For more information, please contact BLM Fire Management Officer Brent Meisinger at 541-219-6031.

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.

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Brent Meisinger
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