UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOREST SERVICE WILLAMETTE NATIONAL FOREST
ORDER # 06-18-00-20-19
FOREST ORDER OCCUPANCY AND USE
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36CFR 261.50 (a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited in the areas described in this order within the administrative boundaries of the Willamette National Forest. This Order is effective on 9/8/2020 and shall be in effect until rescinded or 9/30/2020.
Entering into or being upon National Forest System lands closed for the protection of public health or safety. 36 CFR § 261.53(e)
Being on the road. 36 CFR § 261.54(e)
Being on a trail. 36 CFR § 261.55(a)
The closure includes all US Forest Service lands, roads and trails within the boundary administered by the Willamette National Forest.
Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50 (e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
Any person with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission;
Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Owners or lessees of land in the area.
Forest Service Roads may be utilized by visitors vacating the Forest.
These restrictions are implemented for the safety of the public, and fire suppression personnel. These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.
Executed in Springfield, Oregon, on this8 day of September, 2020.
Signed: Dave Warnack, Forest Supervisor, Willamette National Forest
Violations of these prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for a corporation or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. Title 16 USC Section 551.
The Closure Map attachment to this order is located on this Inciweb page in the Maps section.