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Scalp Fire

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

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9-8-17 Helena-Lewis and Clark Area Closure, Order# 01-15-01-17-43

Scalp Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/10/2017






HELENA-LEWIS AND CLARK NATIONAL FOREST

Rocky Mountain Ranger District

Choteau, Montana


Order No. 01-15-01-17-43


EMERGENCY ORDER


Area/Trail Closure


Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), when provided by an order, the following are prohibited on the Rocky Mountain Ranger District, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest:


Being on the trail. (36 CFR 261.55a)


Going into or being up an area. (36 CFR 261.52e)


The following trails are CLOSED to all travel (see attached map):

  • Trail #108 – Route Creek

  • Trail #110 – North Fork Sun River

  • Trail #116 – Open Fork

  • Trail #117 – Washboard Reef

  • Trail #132 – Moonlight Peak

  • Trail #151 – North Fork Lick Creek

  • Trail #157 – Nesbit-Olney Creek

  • Trail #162 – Gates Creek

  • Trail #174 – North Wall

  • Trail #187 – Wrong Ridge

  • Trail #188 – Monroe Creek Cutoff


These restrictions are in due to the Scalp Fire and this order will remain in effect from the date signed until December 1, 2017, unless rescinded sooner.


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. 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 and a copy of this order will be posted according to 36 CFR 261.51.


Executed in Helena, Montana, this 5th day of September 2017.


/s/ William Avey

William Avey

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, 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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