Emergency Closure Order 17-05-796 Klamath National Forest
Incident: Clear Fire Wildfire
ORDER N0. 17-05-796 EMERGENCY CLOSURE KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Happy Camp District of the Klamath National Forest. This Order is effective from August 1, 2017, until the Clear Fire is fully supressed. 1. Being on the National Forest System roads listed below and shown on the attached map. a. Forest Road No. 15Nl9 (Bear Peak). b. Forest Road No. 15N32 (Clear Creek Road). 36 CFR 261.54(e). 2. Being on the National Forest System trails listed below and shown on the attached map. a. Forest Trail No. 5204 (Bear Creek Trail/Kelsey National Recreation Trail), from the Elbow Springs Trailhead then continuing westerly to its intersection with the Forest boundary. b. Forest Trail No. 5224 (West Fork Trail). c. Forest Trail No. 5223 (Clear Creek Trail), from the No Mans Trailhead then continuing westerly to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 5224. 36 CFR 261.55(a). 3. Entering or using the Developed Recreation Sites listed below and shown on the attached map. a. No Mans Trailhead. b. No Mans Campground. c. Elbow Springs Trailhead. 36 CFR 261.58(b). Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order: 1. Persons with a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission. 2. Owners or lessees of land in the area to the extent necessary to access their property. 3. Any Federal, State, or local 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. A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. 16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559, 3571, and 3581.