Year Round Wildfire Prevention Restrictions
Wyoming State Office
Bureau of Land Management
Department of Interior

Under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et. seq.) and pursuant to 43 CFR 9212.2, the following fire prevention orders are issued.

State and local laws

In the interest of Wildfire Prevention, Public Safety, and in compliance with 43 CFR 9212.2 requiring BLM actions to complement and support state and local Wildfire Prevention, all state and local Wildfire Prevention Laws and Regulations shall apply to all public lands within the State of Wyoming.

Acts Restricted by Fire Prevention Order

On all public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management within the State of Wyoming, unless otherwise authorized in writing, the following actions are prohibited:

Discharge or use of any fireworks.

Discharge of a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition.

Burn, ignite or cause to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive material.

Operate any off-road vehicle on public lands unless the vehicle is equipped with a properly installed spark arrester pursuant to 43 CFR 8343.1 (c). The Service Standard 5100-1a, or the 80% efficiency level standard determined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAEs) recommended practices J335 or J350.

Spark arresters are not required when an off-road vehicle is being operated in an area which has 3 or more inches of snow on the ground.

Title 43 CFR 9212.0-5, 9212.1 and 9212.4 wild fire prevention provides that any person who knowingly and willfully performs any act restricted by a Fire Prevention Order, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $100,000 or to imprisonment of not more than 12 months or both. Restitution for total suppression and damage costs incurred will be borne by the trespasser.

These Fire Prevention Orders will remain in effect from this date until rescinded.

Prepared in Cheyenne, Wyoming this 28 day of June 1999.

State Director signature.