All Fireworks Are Prohibited in the National Forests
Incident: Cajete Fire Wildfire
Released: 5 days ago
All fireworks are prohibited in the National Forests
The Santa Fe National Forest reminds residents, visitors and campers to all national forests that all types of fireworks are prohibited on National Forests.
The prohibition on National Forest System lands remains in place. No fireworks or pyrotechnic device of any kind may be discharged anywhere within the National Forests, regardless of weather conditions or holidays.
All regulations relating to fireworks are strictly enforced and each violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.
Forest visitors are also reminded to ensure that all fires are extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them.
The mission of the U.S. Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world.