Interagency Partners introduce new tool for Fire Restriction Information

PRESCOTT, AZ – April 8, 2021— Interagency public land management partners from Arizona          and New Mexico have worked to develop a map-based tool to inform the public about fire restrictions on public lands. Partner agencies, under the Southwest Coordinating Group, have worked to develop a new informational web tool went live Monday, April 5, 2021. The new web tool is designed to provide the public with fire restrictions information for public lands that is easy to find and understand, as well as linking the users to the agencies managing those public lands for more detailed information for trip planning.

 

Fire restrictions are implemented in an effort to help decrease human-caused fires during periods of high fire potential by restricting activities which are the most common causes of wildfires. By providing a resource with accurate and timely information, the goal is to educate and increase compliance, therefore reducing preventable human-caused fires.

 

Partner agencies in this effort include National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, and the New Mexico Forestry Division.

 

Fire restrictions can be found by visiting any of the following locations:

 

  • In Arizona, the fire restriction information web tool can be found by visiting: wildlandfire.az.gov
  • In New Mexico, the fire restriction information web tool can be found by visiting: NMFireInfo.com

 

Do your part in keeping our residents, property, and wildlands safe from unwanted, human- caused fires; know before you go!

 

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