BLM Lifts Fire Restrictions For Farmington, Taos

BLM News:

FARMINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management Farmington District Office will rescind current fire restrictions effective 12:01 a.m. July 23, 2018. The fire restrictions will no longer be in effect on BLM-managed lands within the following counties: San Juan, Rio Arriba, Taos, Santa Fe, McKinley, Sandoval, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, Quay, and San Miguel within the Farmington District.

These fire restrictions have been in effect since June 6.

Due to recent precipitation reducing fire danger, the BLM joins other Federal agencies in lifting fire restrictions. Visitors will once again be allowed to build charcoal or wood fires and campfires. Smoking is also allowed outside of vehicles, but visitors are asked to properly dispose of smoking materials. Also, please use caution when parking vehicles where hot exhaust systems might ignite grass. The BLM will continue to monitor fire danger across the District and may implement restrictions again if conditions worsen.

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Questions regarding this order should be addressed to the Taos Field Office at 575-758-8851 or the Farmington Field Office at 505.564.7600.

About BLM:

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

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