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BLM Temporarily Closes Public Lands to Support Slink Fire Suppression Efforts

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Public Notice of BLM Closure Near Walker Ca.

BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office has issued a temporary emergency closure for BLM-managed public lands on the western slope of Antelope Valley, and all of Little Antelope Valley and Slinkard Valley in Mono County, due to wildland fire suppression operations within and adjacent to the Slink Fire. 

Slink fire Near Walker Ca. Photo by Steve Nelson, BLM.

This closure applies to public lands managed by the BLM Bishop Field Office located west of U.S. Highway 395 from the common boundary with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest near Walker, north to State Highway 89 near Topaz. The closure is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice. The closure order is available online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/Slink_Fire_BLM_Closure_09032020_508.pdf

The Slink Fire is being managed by Great Basin Team 6, for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and the BLM Bishop Field Office. The fire has burned roughly 14,700 acres and is 10 percent contained. For the latest information visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7105/ or follow #SlinkFire on Facebook at @HumboldtToiyabeNF or Twitter at @HumboldtToiyabe. To sign up for daily updates email 2020.slink@firenet.gov

This closure applies to all forms of public access and is necessary to protect public land visitors from risks associated with active wildland fire and current fire suppression operations. The closure is also needed to protect wildland firefighters from activities that could interfere with ongoing fire suppression efforts and post-fire suppression repair, emergency stabilization, and burned area rehabilitation work that will be needed to facilitate the healing process for public lands and resources that have been impacted by the fire.  

The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive. For information on the Slink Fire, please call the Fire Information line at 775-430-5103. For questions on the closure, please call the Bishop Field Office at 760-872-5000. 

Antelope Valley Area taken june 2020

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