1. You must not build, maintain or attend any fire, or stove fire including charcoal briquette fire, except within the existing metal fire rings located at the following Recreation sites: Spring Recreation Site and Carters Landing, in Baker County and Chukar Park in Malheur County. NOTE: Liquefied and bottled gas stoves and heaters are permitted. When used outside of developed recreation sites they must be used within an area at least ten (10) feet in diameter that is barren, or clear of all flammable materials.
2. You must not smoke outside of a vehicle, trailer or building, except within areas barren of all flammable materials for at least a 3 foot diameter, or aboard boats on rivers and lakes.
3. You must not possess, discharge or use any type of fireworks or other pyrotechnic device to include sparklers. This order does not differentiate between lawful use and careless/negligent use of fireworks, but prohibits all fireworks activity and their use on public lands as identified.
4. You must not operate a chainsaw.
5. You must not park your vehicle or operate any type of internal combustion engine (generators, weed eaters, etc.) in an area that is not clear of all flammable material.
6. You must not operate a motorized vehicle outside of existing roads and ways. This prohibits cross country travel.
You must not operate an automobile, pickup, truck, or any other motorized equipment that is wider than 50 inches or has a dry weight of 800 pounds or more, on public lands without a shovel not less than 26” in overall length, with a blade not less than 8” wide, and a container with at least one gallon of water, or a fully charged 2.5 pound fire extinguisher.
These restrictions will remain in effect until rescinded. Individuals who violate public use restrictions not only potentially endanger themselves and others, but may be subject to penalties, fines and/or imprisonment and may be held responsible for the suppression costs of a human-caused fire.
BLM and the BOR want the public to recreate and enjoy their public lands but we urge them to use caution and common sense as we strive to prevent future fires, ensure public safety and protect public lands. Please help us manage your public lands for the future use of all.
Additional information about the BLM Vale District can be found by visiting the district website at www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale.