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Beachie Creek Fire

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Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Oregon
Springfield, OR 97477

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Willamette National Forest Closure Order 06-18-00-20-21

Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/26/2020

ORDER # 06-18-00-20-21

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 on National Forest System lands within the administrative boundaries of the Willamette National Forest. This Order is effective on September 25, 2020 and shall be in effect until rescinded or December 31, 2020, whichever comes first.

PROHIBITIONS:

1. Being on a road. 36 CFR § 261.54(e)

2. Being on a trail. 36 CFR § 261.55(a)

3. Entering or using a developed recreation site or portion thereof. 36 CFR § 261.58 (b)

4. Entering into or being upon National Forest System Lands closed for the protection of public health or safety. 36 CFR § 261.53(e)

CLOSURE DESCRIPTION:

All closures are contained within the State of Oregon, and Marion, Linn, and Lane Counties, and within the Administrative Boundaries of the Willamette National Forest.

The closure includes the US Forest Service general forest areas, developed recreation sites, roads, trails, and recreation residence tracts (aka "summer homes") as described below and as depicted on the attached map and incorporated into this order as "Attachment A".

The Holiday Farm Closure Area begins at the intersection of State Highway 126 and the Willamette National Forest Boundary west of McMullins Boat Ramp between Sections 1 and Section 2 in Township 17S Range 3E. It continues north following the Forest administrative boundary to its junction with State Highway 20. It continues east along the south side of Hwy 20 to its intersection with Forest Service Road 2672, then proceeds south along FSR 1598, incorporates FSR 1598, to its intersection with FSR 1500. It continues south along FSR 1500, incorporates FSR 1500, to its intersection with FSR 2654 (Deer Creek Road). It proceeds south along the east side of FSR 2654, and incorporates FSR 2654, to the intersection of FSR 2654 with Hwy 126. It then continues southwest along Hwy 126 for 8.1 miles to Section 13, T 16S, R 5E. It then proceeds south for 4.9 miles from Hwy 126 to FSR 1993, then west along the south side of FSR 1993, and incorporating FSR 1993, to the intersection with FSR 1994 on the east side of Cougar Reservoir, then continues to the intersection of FSR 1994 and FSR 1900-500, incorporating FSR 1994. It continues south on FSR 1900-500, incorporating FSR 1900-500, to its intersection with FSR 1900 and continues along the east side of FSR 1900, incorporating FRS

1900, to the intersection of FSR 1900 and FSR1980. It proceeds along the south and east sides of FSR 1980, incorporating FSR 1980, to the intersection with FSR 2618 at the northeast edge of Section 30, T 18S, R 5E. It continues west along the south side of FSR 2618, incorporating FSR 2618, to the intersection with FSR 2619 at the northwest corner of Section 23, T 18S, R 4E. It continues northwest along the west side of FSR 2619, incorporating FSR 2619, to the intersection with FSR 1800-440. It continues west along the south side of FSR 1800-440 to FSR 18. From there it continues west along the south side of FSR 18, incorporating FSR 18, to where it intersects the Forest boundary on the west side of Section 31, T 18S, R 2E. It then continues north along the Forest boundary for 5 miles to the northwest corner of Section 6, T 18S, R 2E. From there it continues east along the Forest boundary for 9.2 miles to the intersection with the McKenzie River Ranger District boundary in Section 34, T 17S, R 3E. It then follows the Forest administrative boundary 3 miles north to the northwest corner of Section 23, T 17S, R 3E, and then proceeds for 2.1 miles northeast to the Forest administrative boundary at the southwest corner of Section 1, T 17S, R 3E, and follows the National Forest Boundary north to end at the intersection with State Highway 126.

The Beachie Creek and Lionshead Closure Area begins at the junctions of Hwy 20 and Hwy 22 in Section 14, T 13S, R 7 E, and continues north along the east side of Hwy 22 to the intersection with FSR 11 on the south edge of Section 29, T 11S, R 7E. It proceeds west along the south side of FSR 11, and incorporates FSR 11, to the intersection with the Forest boundary in Section 28, T 11S, R 4E. It follows the Forest administrative boundary north to its intersection with Monument Peak Road in the northwest corner of Section 21, T 10S, R 4E, the follows the Forest administrative boundary southeast to Section 35, T 11S, R 4E, continues east along the Forest boundary to Section 31, T 10S, R 5E, and north along the Forest administrative boundary to the south edge of the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area at Section 12, T 9S, R 4E. It proceeds west and north along the Opal Creek Scenic Area boundary and then east along the Opal Creek Wilderness boundary until it meets the Bull of the Woods Wilderness boundary in Section 21, T 8S, R 5E. It then follows the Willamette National Forest administrative boundary south and east to the boundary with the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and follows the Willamette National Forest administrative boundary south to its intersection with the Deschutes National Forest. It continues south along the Willamette National Forest boundary to its intersection with Hwy 20, crosses Hwy 20 and continues south along the Forest boundary to its intersection with FSR 2690-910, proceeds west along the south side of FSR 2690-910, incorporating FSR 2690-910, to its intersection with FSR 2690. It proceeds north on FSR 2690 to the intersection with FSR 2690-860 and then east along the south side of FSR 2690-860, incorporating FSR 2690-860, to its intersection with FSR 2690-818. It then proceeds north along the west side of FSR 2690-818, incorporates FSR 2690-818, to its intersection with FSR 2690-814. It then proceeds east along the north side of FSR 2690-814, incorporating FSR 2690-814, to its intersection with FSR 2690-805. It continues northeast along the west side of FSR 2690-805, and incorporates FSR 2690-805, to its intersection with FSR 2690. It continues north along the west side of FSR 2690, incorporating FSR 2690, to its intersection with Hwy 20, then proceeds west along the north side of Hwy 20 to end at the junction with Hwy 22.

National Forest System lands in the following isolated areas to the south of Hwy 20 are also included in the closure: the northeast quadrant of Section 31, T 14S, R 3E; the northeast and southwest quadrants of Section 26, T 14S, R 2E; the southwest quarter of the northeast quadrant and the southwest quadrant of Section 22, T 14S, R 2E; the southern half of the northeast quadrant and the southeast quarter of the northwest quadrant and the northeast quarter of the southwest quadrant in Section 21, T 14S, R 2E; the northeast quarter of the southeast quadrant of Section 15, T 14S, R 2E; the southern half of Section 11, T 14S, R 2E; the southwest quadrant of Section 12, T 14S, R 2E, and the southwest quarter of the northwest quadrant and the southeast quarter of the southeast quadrant also in Section 12, T 14S, R 2E.

EXEMPTIONS:

Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50 (e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

(1) Any person with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission;

(2) Owners or lessees of land in the area. Lessees of Recreation Residences (aka Summer Homes) inside the closure areas must have written permission specifically authorizing entry and identifying the person/address applicable.

(3) Any Federal, State, or Local Officer or member in the performance of an official duty.

These restrictions are implemented for the safety of the public.

This order supersedes Forest Order # 06-18-00-20-19 executed September 8, 2020, and supersedes Forest Order # 06-18-05-20-20 executed September 15, 2020.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subparts A, B and C.

Executed in Springfield, Oregon on this 25 day of September, 2020.

___________________________

David 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.

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