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High Cascades Complex Closure

Umpqua NF Closure Revision: Order No. 06-15-00-17-382; 2017-09-22

Incident: High Cascades Complex Wildfire
Released: 9/22/2017

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FOREST SERVICE

UMPQUA NATIONAL FOREST

Roseburg, OR

ORDER NO. 06-15-00-17-382

Emergency Fire Closure

Pursuant to 16 USC § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited upon roads, trails, developed recreation sites, rivers and general forest areas in the Umpqua National Forest as described below and shown in Exhibit A. This Order will be effective beginning on

September 22nd, 2017 and ending December 31, 2017.

PROHIBITIONS:

  1. Being upon a closed road. [36 CFR § 261.54 (e)]

  2. Going into or being upon a closed area. [36 CFR § 261.52 (e)]

  3. Being on a trail. [36 CFR § 261.55(a)]

  1. Entering or using a developed recreation site or portion thereof. [36 CFR § 261.58(b)]

ROAD/AREA CLOSURE DESCRIPTIONS:

Cougar Bluffs Closure:

Beginning at the intersection of the North Umpqua River and the National Forest Boundary (T26S, R1W, Section 18); heading south on the National Forest Boundary to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 2703 (T27S, R1W Sec 6); heading east on NFS Rd. No. 2703 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 4711-600; heading northeast on NFS Rd. No.4711-600 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 4711-630; heading northeast on NFS Rd. No. 4711-630 to the junction with Trail No. 1525; heading north on Trail No. 1525 to the junction with Trail No. 1507; heading north to the junction with the south shore of the North Umpqua River; heading west to the junction with NFS Rd. 4711; heading north to the North Umpqua River, then following the highwater mark on the north side of the North Umpqua River (T26S, R1E, Section15); heading west along the river high water mark back to the beginning of the closure area. The river bank on the north side of the North Umpqua River is open, but the river itself remains closed. All roads bounding the closure area are included in the closure.

Steamboat Closure:

Beginning at the junction with NFS Rd. No. 38 (Steamboat Creek Rd.) and NFS Rd. No. 4760 (T25S, R1E, Section 26); heading northeast on NFS Rd. No. 38 to the junction with NFS Rd. No. 3816 (T25S, R2E, Section 8); heading southeast on NFS Rd. No. 3816 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 3810; continuing easterly on NFS Rd. No. 3810 along the Boulder Creek Wilderness boundary to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 2154-236; heading east on NFS Rd. No.2154-236 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 2154; heading east on NFS Rd. No. 2154 to junction of NFS Rd. No. 34 (T25S, R4E, Section 30); continuing south on NFS Rd. No. 34 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 3401 (T26S, R4E, Section19); the closure area continues south on the west side of NFS Rd. No. 34 to the junction of Trail No. 1414 (NFS Rd. No 34 will remain open to motorized traffic from NFS Rd. No 3401 to Hwy 138); continuing westerly on Trail No. 1414 to the junction of the hydro power aqueduct (T26S, R3E, Section27); heading west on the hydro power aqueduct to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 4775 -010 (T26S, R3E, Section27); continuing northwest on NFS Rd. No. 4775-010 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 4775 (Medicine Creek Rd.); heading southwesterly on NFS Rd. No. 4775 to the junction of State Hwy 138; continuing west along the northern edge of State Hwy 138 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 38; continuing north on NFS Rd. No. 38 to starting point. NFS Rd. No. 38 is open from the junction of State Hwy 138 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 23. All roads bounding the closure area with the exception of NFS Rd. No. 38 from the junction of State Hwy 138 north to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 4760 are included in the closure.

Calf-Copeland Closure:

Beginning at the junction of State Hwy 138 and NFS Rd. No. 4714 (T26S, R1E, Section 15); following NFS Rd. No. 4714 southwest to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 4720; following NFS Rd. No. 4720 to the junction with NFS Rd. No. 2715 (T27S, R1E, Section 15); following NFS Rd. No. 2715 east to the junction with NFS Rd. No. 2715-950 at French Junction (T27S, R3E, Section 32); heading east on NFS Rd. No. 2715-950 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 2715-951; heading east on NFS Rd. No. 2715-951 to end where Slipper Creek Drainage begins; following drainage north to NFS Rd. No. 3701-080; continuing north on NFS Rd. No. 3701-080 to junction of NFS Rd. No. 3701; heading west on NFS Rd. No. 3701 to junction of NFS Rd. No. 28; continuing north on NFS Rd. No. 28 to State Hwy 138; heading west on southern edge of State Hwy 138 to junction of NFS R. No. 4714. All roads and trails within the closure boundary are included in the closure.

Sandshed/Millsite Closure:

Beginning at the junction of State Hwy 138 and NFS Rd. No. 4700-700 (T27S, R5E, Section 1); following NFS Rd. No. 4700-700 south to the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) maintenance facility and sand shed; closure area boundary is formed by the trees encircling the open area including the dispersed campsites of Millsite on the eastern edge of the open area (see map inset in Exhibit A).

Falcon Closure:

Beginning at the junction of NFS Rd. No. 2900 and NFS Rd. No. 2925 (T30S, R1E, Section 17), then following the 2925 southerly to the jct. of NFS Rd. No. 2925 and NFS Rd. No. 2925-800 (T31S, R4E, Section 4); following NFS Rd. No. 2925-800 easterly to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 2925-800 and NFS Rd. No. 6800 (T30S, R2E, Section 33); following Trail No. 1470 to the boundary of the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness; then following the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness boundary in a northerly direction to the point the Umpqua National Forest Boundary, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Boundary and the Wilderness boundary diverge (T29S, R3E, Section 15); continuing along the Umpqua and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests Boundary in a northeasterly direction; then heading westerly along Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness boundary to the Whitehorse Meadows Trailhead (T28S, R3E, Section 3); heading south following the Wilderness boundary to the point where Trail No. 1437 intersects the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness boundary (T29S, R3E, Section 18); following Trail No. 1437 to the Acker Divide Trailhead (T29S, R2E, Section 13); following NFS Rd. No. 2900-550 to the junction of NFS Rd. No. 2900-550 and NFS Rd. No. 2900; continuing along NFS Rd. No. 2900 in a generally southwesterly direction to the point of beginning at the jct. of NFS Rd. No. 2900 and NFS Rd. No. 2925

(T30S, R1E, Section 17). All roads and trails within the closure boundary are included in the closure.

North Umpqua Ranger District road closure description:

The North Umpqua Ranger District closed trails consist of:

North Umpqua River Closure:

North Umpqua Ranger District Closed Developed Recreation Sites/ Campgrounds:

The Diamond Lake Ranger District closed trails consist of:

Diamond Lake Ranger District Developed Recreation Sites/ Campgrounds:

Diamond Lake Ranger District road closures consist of:

Tiller Ranger District road closures consist of:

Tiller Ranger District closed trails consist of:

EXEMPTIONS:

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.

  2. Pacificorp employees in the performance of their official duties.

  3. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of any organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

    This prohibition is in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A.

Executed in Roseburg, Oregon this 22nd day of September 2017.

/s/ Alice Carlton

Alice Carlton

Forest Supervisor

Umpqua National Forest

This Order supersedes Order No. 06-15-00-17-381

Violations of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B Misdemeanor, 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; 18 USC § 3559 and 18USC § 3571).

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Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
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Medford, OR 97504
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