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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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BLM opening campgrounds, recreation sites for spring and summer seasons

SUSANVILLE, Calif. April 26, 2019 – Campgrounds and recreation areas on Bureau of Land Management public lands in northeast California are now opening for the spring and summer recreation seasons. “These recreation sites are in beautiful locations.  They provide great settings for families to enjoy their public lands,” said Brian Novosak, manager of the BLM […]

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BLM Releases Hazard Tree Removal Analysis

SACRAMENTO, Calif. February 19, 2019 – In advancing the Department of the Interior’s commitment to reduce wildfire risk, the Bureau of Land Management on Friday released its Hazard Removal and Vegetation Management Project Programmatic Environmental Assessment (EA). This assessment covers approximately 551,000 acres of BLM-managed public land in central and northern California and streamlines the process for […]

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BLM to co-sponsor Nevada County tire amnesty week

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. September 26, 2018 – The Bureau of Land Management’s California State Office and Mother Lode Field Office, along with Tahoe National Forest, Waste Management and Nevada County are hosting a tire amnesty event daily from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 1-5, to help keep the environment clean. Participants must be […]

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BLM reopening some trails in Carr Fire area

REDDING, Calif. September 3, 2018 – The Bureau of Land Management on Saturday, Sept. 1 reopened sections of the Redding-area recreation trail network that were closed because of the Carr Fire.  Some areas will remain closed until crews remove or mark hazards and complete fire suppression repairs. The BLM is opening parts of the Sacramento […]