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Trail closures Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF

Incident: Meyers Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/22/2017

BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NATIONAL FOREST

Pintler Ranger District

Granite County, Montana

Order No. 2017-D8-046

FOREST ORDER - EMERGENCY CLOSURE

Being on the trail

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest:

Being on the trail (36 CFR 261.55a).

The purpose of this order is to ensure public health and safety on trails as described below in the Meyers Fire area due fire damage to trail structures (see attached map). Trails closed are as follows:

Carpp Lake Trail No. 8110 beginning in T. 3 N., R. 15 W., section 11 and continuing in a southwesterly direction for approximately 1 mile; then southwest for approximately 2 miles to junction of Trail No. 8110 in T. 3 N., R. 15 W., section 10.

Highline Trail No. 8111 beginning at Johnson Lake in T. 3 N., R. 15 W., section 32 and continuing in a northerly direction for approximately 9 miles to the junction of Trail No. 8110 in T. 3 N., R. 15 W., section15.

Falls Fork Trail No. 8029 beginning in T. 3 N., R. 16 W., section 13 and continuing in a southeasterly direction for approximately 2 miles to the junction of Trail No. 8111 in T. 3 N., R. 15 W., section 29.

Middle Fork Trail No. 8028 beginning in T. 3 N., R. 16 W., section 13 and continuing in a

southerly direction for approximately 5 miles; then east for approximately 1 mile in T. 3 N., R. 15 W., section 5.

This order will remain in effect one year from September 22, 2017 or until rescinded.

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

4. Any Federal, State or Local Law Enforcement Officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.

Executed in Dillon, Montana, this 2017.

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. (16 U.S.C. 551 and 18 U.S.C. 3559 and 3571).

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Beaverhead/Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725
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