NEWS RELEASE: Medicine Bow-Routt NF & Thunder Basin NG
(LARAMIE, Wyo.) September 25, 2012 –As warm and dry conditions persist, hunters and other recreationists are reminded that the threat of wildland fire remains and that fire restrictions are still in effect across many jurisdictions.
Fire restrictions were rescinded across the Brush Creek-Hayden and Laramie Ranger Districts of the Medicine Bow National Forest last month; however, due to ongoing drought conditions throughout the Laramie Peak area and the Thunder Basin National Grassland, Stage 2 restrictions remain in effect on the Douglas Ranger District. Fires are not allowed on the Douglas Ranger District, even in developed campgrounds and picnic areas.
Where allowed, campers are advised to use caution when building and maintaining campfires. Always make sure that campfires are thoroughly extinguished before leaving a fire unattended. This is effectively done by stirring coals and other burned materials with water until cool.
For other Medicine Bow National Forest information contact the following offices, go to our website athttp://fs.usda.gov/mbr, or you can follow us on Twitter,@MBRNFsTBNG.
Douglas Ranger District, 2250 East Richards Street, Douglas, WY, (307)358-4690
Please contact the Casper or Rawlins Field Offices for current fire restrictions on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.
Current fire restriction information for private, county and state lands can be found at the following websites.