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Wyoming State Office
Release Date: 05/20/14
Contacts: Cindy Wertz    

BLM Reminds Public of Wildfire Danger

With the Memorial Day Weekend ahead and more people spending time outdoors, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reminds everyone to be cautious while using fire outdoors. 

Kyle Cowan, BLM Wyoming fire management officer said, "Although Wyoming has experienced wide spread moisture over the winter and spring, outdoor recreationists still need to be mindful when considering having campfires." 

Cowan reminds those heading outdoors for the summer months to be prepared when lighting camp fires on public land.

"When people are recreating they need to be prepared and aware," he said. "When going out, be prepared with a shovel and either a fire extinguisher or water. Be sure to clear away vegetation before lighting a camp fire and make sure it’s out before you leave."

Currently, no special restrictions are in effect on BLM land, however year-round restrictions remain in place. Those restrictions include not using or discharging fireworks, not discharging a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition, not burning, igniting, or causing any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous explosive material to burn. Operating any off-road vehicle on public lands is also not allowed unless the vehicle is equipped with a properly installed spark arrester.

For the most up to date fire conditions and restrictions, visit BLM Wyoming’s web page at, or follow us on Twitter at or Facebook at

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM'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. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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Last updated: 05-20-2014