Bureau of Land Management
CONTACT: Jeff Fontana , (530)252-5322
BLM Mother Lode Office Announces Fire Restrictions
Effective June 11, 2012, the Bureau of Land Management is implementing fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands within the Mother Lode Field Office boundary. This includes BLM-managed public lands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter, and Mariposa counties, a total of about 230,000 acres. The fire restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
These restrictions prohibit all open fires on public lands because of extremely dry conditions, according to Gerald Martinez, Fire Management Officer. "With the recent high temperatures, fuels are extremely dry," he said.
Campers are urged to be familiar with special limitations prior to visiting any public lands in these counties. A valid California campfire permit is required for all fires. Campfire permits are available free of charge at any BLM, Forest Service, or California Department of Forestry Office, but campers need to be aware of restrictions in the area they are visiting.
The following restrictions apply:
Violations are punishable by fines up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment for up to one year in jail. For additional information contact BLM's Mother Lode Field Office at (916) 941-3101.
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