Shasta-Trinity National Forest Reminds You to Be Safe on Independence Day
This is a press release from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest
Redding, Calif. — The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is preparing for one of the biggest recreation times of the year, as forest visitors come to enjoy camping, hiking, boating, fishing and a variety of other recreational activities in celebration of our country’s independence. Over the busy Fourth of July the Forest Service is asking everyone to help prevent wildfires by being extra careful with campfires, stoves and other ignition sources.
Visitors are also reminded that outside of developed recreational areas, a campfire permit is required to have a campfire or operate a cook stove. Free campfire permits are available at the nearest Forest Service office, as well as online at www.preventwildfireca.org (printer required).
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest would like to remind everyone that the use of fireworks and pyrotechnic devices is always prohibited on National Forest System Land. Regulations are strictly enforced to protect the public and natural resources. Violations of these regulations include imprisonment of not more than six months, or a fine up to $5,000, or both.
Although the Shasta-Trinity National Forest has not yet entered fire restrictions, Forest Fire Management Officer Ben Newburn reminds everyone, “The Fourth of July is one of America’s great landmark holidays and is also a perfect time to enjoy National Forest System lands. However, it is vitally important that all users be aware that fire danger is very high this time of year and there are many activities that could start a wildfire. Please monitor campfires and utilize the ‘Drown, Stir, and Feel’ method to ensure your campfire is completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving the area. Confirm that equipment is operating properly and avoid dragging tow chains which may create sparks.” Remember ‘One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire’ and for more information visit www.preventwildfireca.org/onelessspark.
Forest offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Have a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July.
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