Bureau of Land Management Medford District lifts fire restrictions


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Medford District Office

Media Contact:

Kyle Sullivan

Medford, Oregon – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Medford District will lift fire restrictions on public lands administered by the BLM at midnight on October 19, 2023.

Campfires and other activities, such as using a chainsaw, operating a vehicle off-road, and smoking, are again permitted on most of the BLM-managed lands in Jackson, Josephine, and southern Douglas counties.

Visitors are reminded to always extinguish campfires completely, and only use campfires in areas free of flammable vegetation.

A statewide fire order continues to prohibit igniting, possession, or use of fireworks, exploding targets, metal targets, and firing tracer or incendiary devices. These fire restrictions help reduce the risk of human-caused fires.

The Fire Prevention Order is available at www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/oregon-washington/fire-restrictions.

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.