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Dolly Varden Fire

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Flathead National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
650 Wolfpack Way
Kalispell, MT 59901

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8-18-17 Trail Closures due to Dolly Varden Fire, Order# D04-147-S-17

Dolly Varden Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/18/2017



650 Wolfpack Way

Kalispell, MT 59901

Forest Supervisor’s Order


Chair Mountain Connector Trail #686 and a section of the Chair Mountain/Trilobite Trail #241 are closed due to fire behavior.

Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (b), the following restriction is in effect on the Spotted Bear Ranger District on the Flathead National Forest, Flathead County, Montana. This temporary restriction is in addition to those enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations. These restrictions become effective when signed and will remain in effect until rescinded. See the attached map, Exhibit A.

36 CFR 261.55 – Forest Development Trails:

It is prohibited to be upon any trail which is closed by Forest Supervisor’s Order.

Title 36 CFR 261.55(a)

The below listed National Forest System Trails located on the Spotted Bear Ranger District are closed to all public travel because of wildfire activity associated with the Dolly Varden Fire.

Description of Restricted National Forest Access

Trail #686, in its entiretyfrom the junction with Dolly Varden Creek Trail #173 (NW ¼ of Section 20, R 12W, T 26N) to the junction with the Chair Mountain/Trilobite Trail #241 (NW ¼ of Section 16, R 12W, T 26N).

Trail #241, from the junction with Dolly Varden Creek Trail #173 (SW ¼ of Section 36, R13W, T 27N) to the junction with the Clack-Trilobite Trail #346 (NW ¼ of Section 27, R12W, T 26N)


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

1. Persons with a permit issued by a forest officer specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

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

Done at Kalispell, Montana this 18th day of August, 2017.

By: __/s/ Chip Weber__


Forest Supervisor

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 and 3571).

Notification: A copy of this order shall be posted as prescribed in 36 CFR 261.51.