Those traveling to Wyoming for the eclipse are being encouraged to practice fire safety while out on public lands in the state. Between 400,000 and 1.2 million people expected to travel to the state for the eclipse. Fire danger in the state is still high and fire restrictions are still in place on all BLM-administered lands. In addition to the year-round restrictions, stage 1 and 2 fire restrictions are still in effect for certain areas throughout the state. If you are traveling across or staying on BLM land, make sure to check if those areas are under stage 1 or stage 2 restrictions. A complete list of fire safety tips is available below. For more information about the areas under fire restrictions, click here.
Fire Safety Tips:
- Avoid parking or driving over dry grass. Vehicles can ignite fires.
- Before departing on a trip, check your trailer. Make sure all safety chains are properly secured.
- Never leave a campfire unattended.
In addition to these actions, year-round restrictions on all BLM-administered lands include:
- Discharging or using any fireworks.
- Discharging of a firearm using incendiary or tracer ammunition.
- Burning, igniting or causing to burn any tire, wire, magnesium, or any other hazardous or explosive material.
- Operating 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).