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Release Date: July 20, 2021
Bozeman, MT (July 20, 2021 ) – The Custer Gallatin National Forest is implementing additional Stage 1 Fire Restrictions beginning July 21, 2021 at 0001. Under the additional restrictions ALL campfires, even in designated sites and metal fire rings will be prohibited. In addition, target shooting outside of designated and managed shooting ranges is NOT allowed.
Drought conditions continue to worsen across the Forest as the hot, dry, and windy weather persists. “We recognize having a campfire to roast marshmellows or enjoying an afternoon target shooting with friends is an enjoyable experience,” said Marna Daley, Public Affairs Officer. “We look forward to the time when conditions on the national forest allow us to provide these opportunities again.”
Under the expanded Stage 1 Restrictions:
- No fires allowed of any type - even in developed sites and metal fire rings.
- Stoves fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels may be used.
- Smoking allowed ONLY within an enclosed vehicle or building.
- Target shooting outside of designated and managed shooting ranges is NOT allowed.
- No fires allowed within designated or recommended wilderness areas.
- Fires are NOT allowed at recreation residences, organizational camps, or other developments under permit.
For additional information please visit www.mtfireinfo.org, or visit us on Facebook at CusterGallatinNationalForest.