FIRE RESTRICTIONS TO EXPIRE ON BLM-MANAGED PUBLIC LAND IN EASTERN SIERRA

FIRE RESTRICTIONS TO EXPIRE ON BLM-MANAGED PUBLIC LAND IN EASTERN SIERRA

BISHOP, Calif. – (RealEstateRama) — The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office will lift fire-use restrictions on public lands in Inyo and Mono counties on Nov. 5.

Outdoor enthusiasts are reminded to be careful when recreating on public lands to prevent wildfire. For more information, visit www.readyforwildfire.org/Prevent-Wildfire/.Safety tips include not driving a vehicle onto dry grass or brush; carrying a fire extinguisher and a  shovel and bucket of water; and getting a permit for any campfire or use of portable gas stoves. To learn more about campfire safety, visit http://www.preventwildfireca.org/Campfires/.

Shooters are also reminded that hot bullet fragments and exploding targets from recreational shooting can spark a wildfire. Shooters are responsible for fires started by shooting activities.

The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities it serves. For more information, please call the Bishop Field Office at 760-872-5000.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $96 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2017. These activities supported more than 468,000 jobs.

Source: The Bureau of Land Management

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