Beginning August 22, RRSNF Moves to Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3 Southwest Oregon—
Effective 12:01 a.m. August 22, 2017, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is moving to Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3, effective through October 31, 2017, unless sooner rescinded.
The IFPL 3 restrictions apply only to contractors and permit holders, including those with permits to cut firewood for personal use. These restrictions are not applicable to standard recreational uses, such as campfires, which have separate restrictions that apply. For current restrictions on campfires, visit the Forest webpage.
The following are prohibited, except as indicated:
Cable yarding - except that gravity operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages may operate between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers.
Power saws - except power saws may be used at loading sites and on tractor/skidder operations between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time. In addition, the following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. local time:
Tractor, skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, or shovel logging operations where tractors, skidders, or other equipment with a blade capable of constructing fireline are immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start
Mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material; blasting
Welding or cutting of metal;
Any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned.
Personal and commercial woodcutters are reminded of their responsibility to stay informed of current IFPLs and all restrictions that apply to activities conducted on public lands. Failure to comply with fire precautionary requirements may result in the issuance of a Violation Notice.
For current information on IFPL levels, fire danger, ongoing incidents on the RRSNF, closures and restrictions, visit the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest website. Additionally, the public are encouraged to connect with the RRSNF via Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
Please contact your local Ranger District office for more information and maps prior to travel on National Forest lands.