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PUBLIC USE RESTRICTIONS

Monday, August 4th, 2014, 5:40:46 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Monday, August 4th, 2014, 5:40:46 PM PDT Lakeview, Oregon - FREMONT-WINEMA NATIONAL FOREST Order No. FWF-2014-00-02 Pursuant to Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations §261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited within lands administered by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, USDA Forest Service. Due to the increased fire danger level and to decrease wildfire potential, this order restricts smoking to specific areas; restricts the use of fire, campfires, charcoal or stove fires to designated areas only; restricts the operation of certain internal combustion engines to designated areas only; restricts motor vehicle use on certain National Forest System roads; prohibits the use of chainsaws; prohibits equipment having open flame torches; and prohibits the possession or use of motor vehicles off National Forest System roads. This prohibition is needed as an increased fire prevention measure due to the current fire severity.

These prohibitions will become effective immediately upon the date & time of the signature on this order and will remain in effect until further notice. PROHIBITIONS: (1) Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire. §36 CFR 264.52 (a) This includes charcoal briquette fires. Portable cooking stoves and heaters using liquefied or bottled gas are allowed, fires, campfires, or stove fires are only allowed within designated areas listed in Exhibit A. (2) Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least (3) three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. §36 CFR 261.52 (d) (3) Possessing or using a vehicle off National Forest System roads. §36 CFR 261.56 (4) Using any motor vehicle off National Forest System where vegetation comes into contact with the vehicle’s undercarriage. §36 CFR 261.54 (a) (5) Operating an internal combustion engine. §36 CFR 261.52 (h) Chainsaw use is prohibited on Fremont-Winema National Forest lands. Portable generator use is allowed only within designated areas listed in Exhibit A. Motor vehicle use is allowed only on Forest roads where vegetation does not come in contact with the vehicle’s undercarriage. Order No. FWF-2014-00-002 16 U.S.C. §551, 18 U.S.C. §3559, & §3571 (6) Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained, and in effective working order meeting either: (1) Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Standard 5100-1a; or (2) Appropriate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recommended practice J335(b) and J350(a). §36 CFR 261.52(j) (7) Entering Fremont-Winema National Forest lands without the following firefighting tools: (1) a shovel not less than 26 inches overall length and a blade not less than eight inches wide; (2) an axe or Pulaski with a handle at least 26 inches in length and a head weight of not less than two pounds; and (3) a water container of at least one gallon filled to capacity or a 2.5 pound fully charged fire extinguisher. §36 CFR 261.52 (g) (8) Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame. § 36 CFR 261.52 (i)

Fire Update – Launch Fire Temporary Area and Use Restrictions

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014, 12:16:11 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - Klamath Falls, Ore – The following special restrictions and prohibitions are established on all Forest roads, trails, and within the specific area on the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Klamath Ranger District.

w Forest Road 3661 from its intersection with Forest Road 3661-360 to Four Mile Lake Campground. w Forest Trail 993 (Twin Ponds Trail,) from its intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail to its intersection with Forest Road 3661 at Four Mile Lake Campground. w Forest Trail 3759 (Badger Lake Trail,) from its intersection with Forest Road 3661-560 to its intersection with south boundary of the Sky Lakes Wilderness. w Forest Trail 3712 (Lost Lake Trail,) from its intersection with the Sky Creek Wilderness boundary to its intersection with the Pacific Crest Trail. w Four Mile Lake Campground is closed.

It is prohibited to go into or be upon any of the Fremont-Winema National Forest lands which are closed for the protection of public health and safety, including all National Forest System roads and trails. “For the safety and security of the public and firefighters with an uncontained fire we want to minimize the number of people in the potential path of the fire and allow time for an orderly evacuation of the campgrounds and trails,” said Eric Watrud, Deputy Forest Supervisor, Fremont-Winema National Forest. The Launch Fire is reported to be 100 acres located near 4-mile lake in the Fremont-Winema National Forest at Township 36 Range 5 Section 5 approximately 9 miles north of Lake of the Woods

South Central Oregon Fire Danger

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, 4:27:37 PM PDT
Lakeview, Oregon - South Central Oregon will be going to: -Adjective Class: Extreme -Industrial Fire Precaution Level: 3 -Public Use Restrictions on federal lands (those not under ODF protection)This will be effective as of 12:01 am (00:01) Thursday July 17.

Lakeview, Oregon – Due to the extreme fire danger in south central Oregon, Public Use Restrictions (PUR) will be in effect beginning at 12:01 a.m. (00:01 hrs) on Thursday, July 17. These restrictions apply to lands managed by the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lakeview District and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

The only Lakeview District BLM-managed lands not included in this order are those within the Klamath Falls Resource Area that are west of Langell Valley. This area is under the protection of the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Information regarding restrictions that apply to ODF-protected lands may be obtained by calling (541) 883-5681 or visiting the following Web site: http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/FIRE/precautionlevel.shtml

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