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Snow Creek Fire

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

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Snow Creek Fire Official Area Closure

Snow Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 8/7/2019

FLATHEAD NATIONAL FOREST

650 Wolfpack Way

Kalispell, MT 59901

Forest Supervisor’s Order

AREA CLOSURE ORDER

SNOW CREEK FIRE AREA

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 These restrictions become effective when signed and will remain in effect until rescinded.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 261.53e – Special Closures

It is prohibited to go into or be upon the area (Title 36 CFR 261.53(e)).
The closure cited in this order is to protect the public from potential harm from wildfires and firefighting operations associated with the existing and potential fire hazards.

Description of Closed Areas:

This area closure applies to the Flathead National Forest and closes the following area: All lands contained within the following perimeter: Starting at the junction of trail #80 and trail # 103 follow a line to the west to the junction of trail #226 and trail # 107. Then follow a line to the south to Marmot mountain, then further south to Garnet Peak. From Garnet Peak follow a line to the east to Mud Lake mtn. From Mud Lake mtn. Follow a line to the junction of trail #112 and trail #100. From that junction follow a line to Silvertip mtn.. From Silvertip follow a line to the Northwest to the trail junction of trail #524 and trail #103. From this junction, follow Mid Creek west, back to the starting point at the junction of trail #80 and trail # 103. Trail #103 will remain open.
36 CFR – National Forest System Trails It is prohibited to be on the trail (36 CFR 261.55(a)). The closure cited in this order is to protect the public from potential harm from wildfires and firefighting operations associated with the existing and potential fire hazards.


Description of Trails:

All trails contained within the perimeter described above:
Hungry Creek Trail #105 in its entirety
Helen Creek – Pagoda #100 in its entirety
Black Bear Creek #220 in its entirety
Rambler Creek #524 in its entirety
Mud Lake lookout #470 in its entirety
Hodag Ridge Trail #701 in its entirety
Upper Mid Creek Trail #524 in its entirety
West Side Trail #263 a portion displayed on the map
East Side Trail #80 a portion displayed on the map
Picture ridge #107 a portion displayed on the map
Little Salmon #29 a portion displayed on the map

Exemptions:

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.

Penalty:

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.

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