Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd. Medford OR. 97504 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504
August 28, 2018
Contacts: Chamise Kramer, Public Affairs Specialist (541) 618-2051
Eric Hensel, Fire and Aviation Staff Officer (541) 618-2100
Effective Immediately, Portions of RRSNF Move to IFPL 4
Southwest Oregon— Due to continued dry weather and current fire activity, Siskiyou Mountains Ranger District and High Cascades Ranger District have increased their IFPL to Industrial Fire Precaution Level 4, effective immediately.
The IFPL 4 restrictions apply only to contractors and permit holders, including those with permits to cut firewood for personal use. These restrictions are not applicable to standard recreational uses, such as campfires, which have separate restrictions that apply. For current restrictions on campfires, visit the Forest webpage.
Under IFPL 4, also referred to as “General Shutdown,” all industrial actions are prohibited. This includes any personal and commercial use, firewood permits, power saws, and yarding.
Failure to comply with fire precautionary requirements may result in the issuance of a Violation Notice.
For current information on IFPL levels, fire danger, ongoing incidents on the RRSNF, closures and restrictions, visit the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest website. Additionally, the public are encouraged to connect with the RRSNF via Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
Please contact your local Ranger District office for more information and maps prior to travel on National Forest lands.