The Bureau of Land Management has banned the use of fireworks and exploding targets on all BLM-managed lands in Oregon and Washington through Oct. 15.
The Juniper Dunes and the Yakima River Canyon are among BLM-managed recreational land.
This year’s low snowpack combined with warmer than normal weather patterns in much of Oregon and the lower elevations in eastern Washington may boost the potential for wildfires, according to the BLM.
Those who ignite fireworks or exploding targets on BLM-managed land can be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to a year in prison. They also can be billed for the cost of fire suppression on federal land.