Exploding targets banned in Intermountain forests
Tuesday , July 22, 2014 - 1:06 PM
OGDEN -- Regional Forester Nora Rasure on Tuesday announced restrictions on the use of explosives and exploding targets on national forests and grasslands within the Intermountain Region of the Forest Service.
“This closure order is necessary to protect the health and safety of users of the National Forest and Grasslands within the Intermountain Region,” said Rasure.
Explosives and exploding targets are designed to explode when shot with a rifle; the resulting explosions have been known to cause wildfires when conditions are right.
The closure order includesforests in Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming. The closure order will be in effect for one year, from July 23, 2014 until July 22, 2015.
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