- Plan ahead and be prepared to change your plans.
- Check with local offices for current conditions, including closures and changes in service, before visiting popular areas and visit blm.gov for operating status updates.
- Choose dispersed camping where possible instead of developed campgrounds, where social distancing may be difficult.
- Please “pack it in and pack it out” as trash collection may be limited.
- Bring soap, water and hand sanitizer with you and have patience as we continue to transition our operations.
- Have a backup plan to avoid crowded high-use areas. If you find an area to be crowded, turn around.
- Avoid congregating at trailheads and popular areas, and maintain group sizes consistent with federal, state, and local guidance.
- Visit public lands during non-peak hours whenever possible. Consider visiting public lands during a weekday.
- Do your part -- practice social distancing and recreate responsibly. Be considerate of others enjoying the outdoors by giving them as much space as possible in parking lots, at trailheads, and out on public lands.
- Avoid unnecessary risks while recreating to prevent overwhelming medical facilities.
- Know the rules and regulations to help prevent resource damage.
- Please respect closures that have been implemented for public safety. Violating a closure order could result in fines or imprisonment.
- Stay home if you don’t feel well or have recently been sick.
- Follow guidance from local, state, and federal authorities.
- While the BLM will do its best to manage public lands for public health and safety, you are responsible for deciding what is safe. Take responsibility for your safety and wellbeing.