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SQF Complex

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Sequoia National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1839 S. Newcomb St
Porterville, CA 93257

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Sequoia National Forest
Email: sqfcomplex2020@gmail.com
Phone: 559-920-1588
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Denise Alonzo
Email: denise.alonzo@usda.gov
Phone: 559-539-2607
Hours: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Alicia Embrey
Email: alicia.embrey@usda.gov
Phone: 559-339-4063
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

SQF Complex
Email: sqfcomplex2020@gmail.com
Phone: 559-697-5148
Hours: Daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

USFS Restricts Prohibited Acts Sept 19-24, Order #20-15

SQF Complex Wildfire
Closures – 9/19/2020

Regional Order No. 20-15

USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Region

Emergency Forest Closure

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System lands within the Pacific Southwest Region. This Order is effective from September 19, 2020, through September 24, 2020.

1. Going into or being upon National Forest System lands within the National Forests listed below.

a. Angeles National Forest

b. Cleveland National Forest

c. Los Padres National Forest

d. San Bernardino National Forest

e. Inyo National Forest

f. Sequoia National Forest

g. Sierra National Forest

h. Klamath National Forest

i. Six Rivers National Forest

36 C.F.R. § 261.52(e).

2. Being on a National Forest System road within the National Forests listed below.

a. Angeles National Forest

b. Cleveland National Forest

c. Los Padres National Forest

d. San Bernardino National Forest

e. Inyo National Forest

f. Sequoia National Forest

g. Sierra National Forest

h. Klamath National Forest

i. Six Rivers National Forest

36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).

3. Being on a National Forest System trail within the National Forests listed below.

a. Angeles National Forest

b. Cleveland National Forest

c. Los Padres National Forest

d. San Bernardino National Forest

e. Inyo National Forest

f. Sequoia National Forest

g. Sierra National Forest

h. Klamath National Forest

i. Six Rivers National Forest

36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order

2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the Performance of an official duty.

3. Persons with a Forest Service non-special-use written authorization to conduct non-recreational activities, such as harvesting timber or forest products, or grazing livestock.

4. Owners or lessees of land, to the extent necessary to access their land.

5. Residents, to the extent necessary to access their residences.

6. Persons engaged in a business, trade, or occupation are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above, but may use National Forest System roads to the extent necessary to carry out their business, trade, or occupation.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions contained in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A.

A 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 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.

Done at Vallejo, California, this 18th day of September, 2020.

XSigned by: RANDY MOORE

RANDY MOORE

Regional Forester Pacific Southwest Region

This Regional Order supersedes Regional Order Nos. 20-12 and 20-13, dated September 14, 2020.