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December 4, 2012
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BLM restricts vehicle use, tree cutting in Pine Nut burn areas

Wood harvesting and tree cutting in the TRE and Preacher burn areas has been closed for the next two years by the Bureau of Land Management.

The Sierra Front Field Office has also issued a temporary vehicle use restriction on BLM-managed land in the Pine Nut Mountains' burn areas south of Gardnerville in Douglas County. This order will be in effect until Dec. 4, 2014.

Over the next several years, the BLM will implement post-fire rehabilitation and stabilization measures that will encourage re-growth of annual and perennial plants. The restriction and closure is needed to prevent soil erosion which is likely to occur from cross-country vehicle use and removal of downed wood stabilization structures. Vehicle use in the area will be limited to posted roads and two-track trails that will remain open during this period.

This action was analyzed in the TRE and Preacher Fire Emergency Action, Temporary Closures, Environmental Assessment.

The decision, supporting documents and maps of the closure area may be viewed online at: Maps of the closure area are available at the Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road.

For more information, please contact Ryan Elliott, fire planner, at: or by phone at: (775) 885-6167.

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 4, 2012 05:27PM Published Dec 4, 2012 05:23PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.