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Fire restrictions modified on BLM-managed public lands
The Bureau of Land Management Central California District recently modified fire restrictions on BLM-managed public lands to accommodate variable conditions across the District.
The changes reinstate seasonal fire restrictions issued by field offices, which allow campfires within designated campgrounds and recreational target shooting in some areas.
Seasonal fire restrictions vary by field office based on specific criteria related to wildland fire risk, such as the moisture content of vegetation, weather outlooks, human risk factors and firefighting resource availability.
Local modifications include:
Campfires and portable stoves: No campfires, barbecues or open fires are allowed. Portable stoves with gas, jelled petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed with a valid California campfire permit.
Recreational target shooting: Target shooting is generally allowed if it is done in a safe manner, without damaging natural resources or improvements. Shooting is strictly prohibited in developed recreation sites and other areas where posted.
Specific fire restrictions and an interactive map are available at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG.