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Public Can Share Thoughts on Forest Plan Revision During Upcoming Meetings

PHOENIX, June 8, 2017 — Tonto National Forest officials plan to host 8 Forest Plan Revision public meetings in June to discuss development of and ideas for revising the Forest Plan and the wilderness recommendation process. Meeting dates, times and locations are: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 5:3...

BLM Issues Fire Prohibition for Public Lands near Gilmore Trail

FAIRBANKS, Alaska June 1, 2017 – For the second year in a row, the Bureau of Land Management’s Eastern Interior Field Office issued a Fire Prevention Order yesterday prohibiting campfires, explosives and fireworks on BLM-managed public lands in a fire-prone area of black spruce off Gilmore Trail nor...

Dry Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Central and Western Arizona

Phoenix, Ariz. (May 31, 2017) – Effective Thursday, June 1, the Bureau of Land Management Phoenix District, the Prescott National Forest, and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in central and western Arizona. In coordination, Yavap...

Southern Nevada Fire Restrictions Announced

LAS VEGAS May 31, 2017 – On June 1, the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Mt. Charleston Fire Prevention District, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service are implementing fire restrictions in Southern Nevada.   Interagency fire restrictions pro...

BLM Pinedale Reminds Public on Use Restrictions at Scab Creek Recreation Area

PINEDALE, Wyo. May 30, 2017 - With the summer months approaching, the Bureau of Land Management is reminding the public of use guidelines at the Scab Creek Recreation Area and Campgrounds. The Scab Creek area receives sizable amounts of visitation and the guidelines are in place to accommodate the l...

Washington: Towell Falls Road to remain closed

SPOKANE, Wash. May 26, 2017 -- Towell Falls Road in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Spokane District’s Rock Creek management area will remain closed to motorized traffic this year. This route particularly susceptible to wildfire ignition from vehicle use due to the presence of tall vegetation on...

Fishing tournaments temporarily suspended on Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes

PHOENIX, May 26, 2017 -- To protect large fish that are targeted by tournament anglers, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has requested that the USDA Forest Service temporarily suspend angler tournaments from Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lakes until environmental conditions improve. Golden alga bl...

ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURE TERMINATED ON MINIDOKA RANGER DISTRICT

TWIN FALLS, ID, May 23, 2017  – The Seasonal Closure for Roads and Trails on the Minidoka Ranger District has been terminated by the Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor.   Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.S0(a) and/or (b), the prohibitions listed in Order Number 0414-01-115, Roads and trails Closure O...

What safety equipment do I need on my boat?

This is a good question, especially as the weather is getting warmer and many are getting ready to go boating. Boats must have four main types of safety equipment: A personal flotation device (life jacket) available for each individual on board. Life jackets must be properly-sized, U.S. Coast Gua...

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Asks the Public to Report Road and Trail Damage

Sparks, Nevada, May 19, 2017 - The 2017 “rain on snow and wind” events in eastern California and Nevada have caused damage to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s road and trail systems. In order to compile a list of roads and trails that need to be repaired, Forest officials are asking visitors t...


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