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BLM announces ambitious approach to reduce wildfire risk in California, NW Nevada 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is taking an ambitious and coordinated approach to accelerate fuels reduction projects on public lands with high wildfire risk throughout California and northwest Nevada. Today’s signing of the Statewide Wildland-Urban Interface Fuels Treatment Programmatic Environmental Assessment will streamline plans to protect communities, reduce wildfire risk and improve […]

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BLM reminds visitors to recreate responsibly, recreate safely and enjoy your public lands this Fourth of July and throughout the summer

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – With the arrival of summer in the Golden State came extreme heat conditions, which means more people will be visiting public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for cooler recreational opportunities like fishing, swimming, hiking or camping in shady areas, bicycling, paddleboarding and boating. The BLM encourages everyone to recreate […]

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BLM and CDFW Collaborate on Innovative Conservation Agreement to Restore Wildlife Habitat on Public Lands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 28, 2022 –The Bureau of Land Management and California Department of Fish and Wildlife have approved the first project under an innovative conservation agreement that restores wildlife habitat in the California Desert Conservation Area in Kern County. This collaborative conservation effort aligns with the Biden-Harris administration’s America the Beautiful initiative, recognizing that […]

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BLM Mother Lode Field Office issues seasonal fire restrictions

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. — The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office has issued seasonal fire restrictions effective Monday, June 6, for all BLM-managed public lands in Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yuba counties. Seasonal fire restrictions are in addition to the BLM year-round statewide fire prevention […]

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BLM seeking input on fuels reduction projects

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a plan to expedite fuels reduction treatments and fire protection efforts near high fire-risk areas on public lands in California and northwest Nevada. The statewide Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fuels treatments programmatic Environmental Assessment (SWFT pEA) aims to complete projects on approximately 900,000 […]

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The BLM partners with American Forests to develop Camp Fire Reforestation Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In advancing the Department of the Interior’s commitment to bolster adaption and increase resilience to climate change, the Bureau of Land Management today released its Camp Fire Reforestation Plan. The plan, developed by the BLM and American Forests, outlines management goals, assesses potential climate impacts to the Camp Fire burn scar, and […]

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BLM announces temporary safety closure of public lands in Alpine County

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Today, the Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District in coordination with local officials announced an emergency closure of public lands in Alpine County, CA, approximately three miles northeast of Markleeville. This closure is necessary to ensure public safety during fire rehabilitation operations after the Tamarack Fire which started July 4. […]

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Mid-air collision claims lives of two air tanker pilots

July 30, 2020 – A mid-air collision involving two U.S. Department of the Interior-contracted Single Engine Air Tankers, or SEATs, occurred on the Bishop Fire, approximately 17 miles SW of Caliente, NV. The incident occurred at approximately 12:55 p.m. today, July 30. Both pilots were killed in the crash. Recovery operations are currently underway and initial notifications […]

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BLM issues statewide Fire Prevention Order

SACRAMENTO April 30, 2020 – With the 2020 wildfire year upon us, theBureau of Land Management has issued a statewide Fire Prevention Order to help prevent the risk of wildfires igniting in California. The Fire Prevention Order serves as a reminder of basic precautions to reduce wildfires that apply year-round to BLM-managed public lands, areas, […]

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BLM Mother Lode Field Office initiates seasonal fire restrictions

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. June 12, 2019 – The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is initiating fire restrictions on BLM-managed public lands in Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Mariposa, Merced, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne and Yuba counties, effective June 14, due to wildland fire danger. The National Interagency […]

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BLM to conduct pile burn in the Inimim Forest

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. May 6, 2019 –  The Bureau of Land Management wildland fire crews plan to burn piles of tree limbs and brush starting this week on roughly 350 acres in the Inimim Forest, east of North Columbia in Nevada County, depending on weather and air quality conditions. The BLM is committed to […]

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