"Despite heavy winter rains, restrictions are needed due to current hot and dry weather conditions and an abundance of dry grass that could be easily ignited." - California Desert District Manager Beth Ransel.

The BLM & other agencies have increased fire restrictions for parts of the California Desert District, including the Jawbone Canyon area. Stage III fire restrictions are now in effect for BLM Desert District. Stage III Fire restrictions prohibit setting, building, maintain, attending, or using an open fire of any kind. Controlled flame devices such as portable stoves fueled by petroleum or LPG products are allowed only by permit. Recreational/Target shooting of any type is also prohibited.

Click here to find out more about the BLM's fire restrictions.