Lake County News, California – Bureau of Land Management lifts most seasonal restrictions on fires in central California
The Bureau of Land Management is lifting most seasonal fire restrictions with immediate effect to allow campfires and target shooting on public lands managed by the Bishop, Central Coast, Mother Lode and Ukiah field offices in central California.
The relaxation of seasonal fire restrictions applies to public lands managed by BLM located primarily in Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, West Fresno, Glenn, Inyo, Lake, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Benito, Santa Cruz, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba counties.
The BLM’s seasonal fire restrictions for the Eastern Sierra region are relaxed in close coordination with the Cal Fire San Bernardino / Inyo / Mono unit, Inyo National Forest and the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.
The statewide year-round fire restrictions, issued April 28, 2020, remain in effect.
“We are pleased that the cooler weather and conditions of moderate forest fire danger allow the fire restrictions to be relaxed, but it is important to remember that we all need to be in order to prevent forest fires.” , said Chris Heppe, district director for Central California. âPlease use caution when lighting a campfire on public land and make sure the flame is out before breaking camp. ”
As a reminder, target shooters cannot use incendiary, explosive, tracer, steel-core, steel-sheathed or armor-piercing ammunition.
No steel targets are allowed – hot bullet fragments, explosive targets, and metal from recreational fire can start a forest fire. Recreationists are encouraged to stay in serviced campgrounds. A full list is available online.
Outdoor enthusiasts should avoid the public lands managed by BLM that were burned in this year’s wildfires. Remember, Mother Lode’s field office closed Rocky Bar Road, west of Grizzly Flats in El Dorado County, due to the impacts of the Caldor Fire.
The public is cautioned that while the ground may appear flat, the roots of burnt trees may give way, causing holes. Burnt soils are susceptible to erosion and the landscape will take time to heal.
The BLM looks after more than one in 10 hectares of land in the United States. These public lands are the birthright of every American, and we are committed to protecting and maintaining this heritage for generations to come. The public play a valuable role in forest fire prevention, please Recreate Responsibly.
The public can obtain a valid California Campfire Permit free of charge from any BLM, US Forest Service, and Cal Fire office. To find out how you can do your part to prevent forest fires, visit www.readyforwildfire.org.
An interactive map and list of fire restrictions throughout BLM California can be found at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG.
For specific questions, please contact your nearest BLM field office.