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Sheep arrive at Cronan Ranch to graze on invasive plants and reduce wildfire threat   

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – A flock of nearly 900 sheep have arrived at the Bureau of Land Management’s Cronan Ranch to start their summer of reducing wildfire threat by grazing on troublesome yellow starthistle and medusahead plants. A sheep herder will manage the flock, moving them across 1,000 acres with assistance from herding dogs and […]

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Bureau of Land Management increases fire restrictions in the Sierra Nevada foothills

Due to dry conditions and high wildland fire danger, the Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is increasing seasonal fire restrictions beginning on Thursday, July 1 and will remain in effect until further notice.  The increased restrictions include no campfires, barbeques, or open fires, regardless of whether in a developed campground. Portable stoves […]

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BLM issues seasonal fire restrictions for most of central California

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management announces seasonal fire restrictions, including temporary limitations on target shooting, effective May 21. The restrictions are for public lands managed by the Central Coast, Mother Lode and Ukiah field offices due to dry conditions and wildland fire danger. These seasonal restrictions are in addition to […]

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Bureau of Land Management and partners use weevil to combat invasive weed

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and University of California Cooperative Extension have released yellow starthistle rosette weevils to combat the invasive weed, yellow starthistle, at the Magnolia Ranch day-use recreation area in El Dorado County. This is the first time the weevils have […]

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BLM Mother Lode Field Office eases seasonal fire restrictions

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. November 24, 2020 – As the potential for wildland fire subsides with cooler, wetter weather, the Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office today is easing seasonal fire restrictions on approximately 230,000-acres of public lands in central California. Recreational target shooting and campfires, with a valid campfire permit, are once […]

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Nevada County tire amnesty week, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management and partners

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. September 17, 2020 – Nevada County residents are invited to participate in the annual tire amnesty event Sept. 21-25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.  Residents of Nevada County, who have bald tires, flat donut replacements or worn out snow studs can bring them to this event for disposal. The […]

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BLM temporarily suspends target shooting in Central California due to wildland fire danger

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. September 11, 2020 – The Bureau of Land Management reminds recreationists that target shooting is prohibited on all BLM-managed public lands throughout the Central California District due to extreme wildland fire danger. This restriction will remain in effect until further notice.   The ban includes all forms of recreational shooting. The […]

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BLM Mother Lode Field Office planning recreational enhancement construction projects

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. February 25, 2018 – The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is planning several construction improvement projects to heighten outdoor recreational options on public lands in El Dorado County this year. “For a short-term inconvenience, we will gain even more great outdoor recreational opportunities in the heart of the […]