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Morgan and Butler Fires

Unit Information

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

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Trail Closure

Morgan and Butler Fires Wildfire
Closures – 8/1/2017

Order Number: 2017-D3-016

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Wisdom Ranger District

Wisdom, Montana

Emergency Forest Order

Pursuant to 16 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 551 and Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (b), the following acts are prohibited on the described National Forest System Trail located on the Wisdom Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. This order is supplemental to and does not rescind or replace those restrictions enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261,Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations. The closure order will be effective as of the date of signature and will be in effect until December 1, 2017, unless rescinded earlier.


The Restricted Trail is defined as:

• Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST), from the intersection with Forest Service Trail 3002 in T5S RI 7W Section 32 to the Montana/Idaho Border in T5S RI 8W Section 1.

This Restricted trail is shown on the attached map hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A.



• For Purposes of this order, it is prohibited to be on the closed portion of the CDNST to ensure public health and safety from wildfire during fire suppression activities associated with the Morgan Fire.


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

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

2. Any Federal, State, or local Officer, or member of an organization rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.


I. . This Order will be in effect when signed and shall remain in effect until rescinded.

2. Order supersedes any previous orders prohibiting the same acts covered by this Order.

Done at Dillon, Montana this Ist day of August, 2017.


Forest Supervisor