Seasonal fire restrictions take effect on Nevada public lands

May 16, 2018

By Rio Lacanlale Special to the Pahrump Valley Times May 16, 2018

Seasonal fire restrictions went into effect early this month across Southern Nevada to prevent wildfires on public land.

The restrictions, expected to remain in place until this fall, apply to all areas controlled by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Reclamation, Mount Charleston’s fire prevention district, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service. (full article)

BLM USING CATTLE TO DECREASE WILDFIRE RISK

April 16, 2018

The BLM is experimenting with cattle grazing to provide fire fuel breaks.

Dean Johnson

BOISE – Ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management are teaming up to help prevent another catastrophic fire on the Owyhee Front like the Soda Fire in the summer of 2015. It’s well known the two sides have not always seen eye-to-eye when it comes to grazing on public lands, but this new effort could prove to be beneficial for all. (full article)

BLM seeks Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board nominations

April 16, 2018

The Bureau of Land Management is issuing a call for public nominations to fill three positions on its national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.  Nominations are for a term of three years and are needed to represent the following categories of interest: public interest, wild horse and burro advocacy, and veterinary medicine. (full article)

BLM announces outcome-based grazing projects for 2018

March 23, 2018

Initiative provides grazing permit holders flexibility in the management of livestock

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management today announced 11 demonstration projects in six states for its outcome-based grazing authorizations initiative, which is designed to provide BLM managers and grazing permit holders greater flexibility in the management of permitted livestock. (link)

Fish and Wildlife Biologist (Private Lands) position (GS-401-9/11) currently available with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, with duty location either in Elko, NV or Winnemucca, NV.

April 24, 2018

announcement opened April 23  and will run through May 4th. The duty location will be determined at the time of selection. A Fish and Wildlife Biologist (Private Lands) is responsible for independently carrying out technical assistance and habitat restoration aspects of the Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) program. (More info status candidates)  (more info open to all)

BLM issues public safety measures for 2018 Burning Man event

July 3, 2018

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District Office announced a temporary closure and temporary restrictions for certain activities on public lands that immediately surround the site of the 2018 Burning Man event. The closure and restrictions go into effect July 29.  (full article)

BLM Urges Caution with Fire on Public Lands During July 4th

July 3, 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, its best buddy Smokey Bear and wildland firefighters want to remind you to be safe and responsible when enjoying public lands on July 4th, according to a news release.

“Our firefighters have plenty of work from the naturally occurring wildfires here in Wyoming, as well as supporting our surrounding states,” BLM Wyoming State Fire Management Officer Paul Hohn said.

“Please be careful out celebrating the holiday,” Hohn said. To read BLM’s precautions, click (full article)

Visitors should use caution when target shooting on public lands

June 6, 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, is asking visitors who plan on target shooting on public lands to be mindful of the conditions and take precautions if they are planning on shooting. (full article)

Elko District BLM to Conduct Herbicide and Mowing Treatments Near Elko, NV

March 14, 2018

ELKO, Nev. – The BLM Elko District, Tuscarora Field Office, is planning to conduct mowing and ground based-herbicide treatments around the communities of White Rock and Osino near the town of Elko, Nevada.  (full Article)

If you have specific questions regarding these treatments please contact Sam Cisney, Elko District Weed Management Specialist, at 775-753-0372 or by email at scisney@blm.gov.

BLM cautions against burning in windy conditions

March 15, 2018

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District, assisted local fire departments in fighting two controlled burns that escaped recently due to high winds.   It is very important to remember that Nevada has received less than 50 percent of its average precipitation between October 2017 and February 2018 and temperatures were above normal for the month of February when these incidents occurred. (full Article)

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