Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Bureau of Land Management Ukiah Field Office Eases Fire Restrictions

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The following is a press release issued by the Bureau of Land Management:


High Bridge Trail at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument [Image from BLM]

With cooler temperatures and measurable precipitation, effective today the Bureau of Land Management has eased fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Ukiah Field Office in Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties. Fire restrictions were originally initiated on June 24 to curb the threat of wildfire. Fire orders can be found here.

Public land visitors can again use campfires outside of developed campgrounds and posted recreation sites. Recreational target shooting may also resume in designated areas. Visitors are encouraged to check weather conditions for Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches to avoid shooting in hot, dry and windy conditions.

“Due to cooler fall weather conditions and declining fire danger, we are lifting seasonal fire restrictions,” said Ukiah Acting Field Manager Leisyka Parrott. “While weather conditions are no longer causing high fire danger, we still urge everyone to Recreate Responsibly and help minimize fire potential when visiting public lands.”

The public is reminded to remain cautious and practice good fire safety to help prevent wildland fires when recreating on public lands. Good fire-prevention safety tips include keeping vehicles off dry grass or brush; carrying a fire extinguisher, shovel and water; and getting a permit for any campfire or use of portable gas stoves. California campfire permits are available free online or at BLM, U.S. Forest Service and CAL FIRE offices.

Recreational target shooters are reminded that hot bullet fragments and exploding targets can spark a wildfire. Tracer round ammunition and incendiary devices are not allowed on BLM-managed public lands. Consider using paper targets to eliminate sparks. Recreational target shooters are required to pack out all spent shells, brass and targets. More information on safe recreational target shooting is available on the BLM website.

For more information on preventing wildfires and additional tips for keeping campfires and target shooting safe, visit ReadyForWildfire.org or call the Ukiah Field Office at 707-468-4000. The field office can also provide additional information on public lands available for target shooting.

Individuals who spark wildfires, intentionally or unintentionally, can be held responsible for fire suppression and repair costs.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Praise God that we are kind of out of fire danger! So wonderful to hear. The pictures are gorgeous and the tips about being safe or wonderful. Thank you so much.
    Sue Bellport

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