BLM Lifts Restrictions on Outdoor Fires

Good news for campers!

Press release from the  Bureau of Land Management:

blmThe Bureau of Land Management has announced that restrictions on outdoor use of fire have been lifted for BLM-managed public lands in Butte, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Humboldt and northern Mendocino counties. The areas are managed by the BLM Arcata and Redding field offices.

Easing of restrictions means that campfires can again be used outside of developed campgrounds. Campfire permits are required. Restrictions on use of internal combustion engines, including chainsaws, are also lifted.

BLM officials said that cooler fall weather has reduced fire dangers, but conditions are still dry and people still must use extreme caution with fire. They cautioned against using fires on windy days, and reminded campers to completely extinguish campfires before breaking camp.


One comment

  • The one size fits all policy for such a large geographic area makes no sense and leads to disrespect of the regulations. Each locality should have the authority to make fire restrictions based on local conditions.

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