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Beachie Creek Fire

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

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Beachie Creek Fire Information
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BLM Notice of Emergency Closure of Public Lands

Beachie Creek Fire Wildfire
Closures – 9/30/2020

United States Department of the Interior
Northwest Oregon District Office 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, Oregon 97306

AGENCY:  Bureau of Land Management, Northwest Oregon District, Oregon.

ACTION: Temporary Closure of Public Lands
SUMMARY: Pursuant to 43 CFR 9268.3(d) and 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) hereby
provides notice that effective immediately, the public lands described below are closed to all
forms of public access. This action is in response to large fires currently active in the area. The
BLM is closing public lands in order to reduce conflicts with emergency crews and allow for fire
suppression and burned area site recovery.

AFFECTED AREA: All BLM-managed public lands, roads, sites, and trails in the following areas are
impacted by this closure notice:
•     BLM lands inside the Holiday Farm Fire Closure Area (see attached map1) and land north of Hwy  20
•     BLM lands inside the Beachie Creek and Riverside Campground Fire Closure Area (see attached map2)

DATES: This closure is effective immediately and will remain in effect until such time as
conditions allow for safe use of the public lands.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jose Linares, District Manager, 1717 Fabry Road SE, Salem, OR
97306, telephone (503) 375-5646.

DISCUSSION OF THE RULES: The public must not enter the closure area. All uses within the closure
area are prohibited. Exceptions to these prohibitions are noted below under Exemptions. Incidents
of extreme fire behavior and extreme fire danger have been observed throughout the District. You
must not enter closed recreation sites. Recovery of these areas is expected to continue into next
year, 2021.

EXEMPTIONS: The following persons are exempt from the provisions of this Order:
1.    Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized medical, rescue or
firefighting force engaged in fire, emergency, or law enforcement activities, or public utility
employees engaged in emergency repairs.
2.    BLM employees, contractors, or agents engaged in official duties:
3.    Individuals operating within the scope of their official and legitimate governmental duties.
4.                                                          l signed by the BLM Authorized Officer
(Field Manager or
District Manager) allowing access to the described public lands.

PENALTIES: Any person who violates this may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in
accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Vehicles found in
violation of this order may be removed.

EFFECTIVE: This Order is effective immediately upon signature.
Date: 2020.09.30 14:38:16 -07'00'
District Manager, Northwest Oregon District                                                     
Date      September 30, 2020