Regardless of your outdoor experience especially with proper care of a campfire, there are certain reasons we are asserting this rule on the PMRP.
- There is risk of a simple campfire escalating into a wild fire. This poses a serious threat to the oil companiesâ€™ equipment such as wells, lines, storage tanks, etc. Besides the economic impact to the oil companies, fire damage to their operations could potentially have disastrous environmental consequences that could threaten recreational use of the area. We could lose the area to climbing.
Uncontrolled wildfires harm the soil, plant and animal life, as well as increases erosion and stream siltation.
Campfires near the base of the cliffs create an unsightly mess. Smoke from these fires can leave soot and carbon deposits on the rock.