Lolo National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
24 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
BITTERROOT AND LOLO NATIONAL FORESTS
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. §§ 261.50(a) and 261.50 (b), the following acts are prohibited on the National Forest System land described below, within the Missoula Ranger District on the Lolo National Forest, Granite County, Montana and the Stevensville Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest, Ravalli County, Montana.
1. Being on the trail. 36 C.F.R. § 261.55 (a).
1. Bitterroot/Rock Creek Divide Trail, NFST #313, from milepost 0.00 starting at the Eightmile Saddle (T10N, R18W, Sect. 2) to milepost 6.59 ending at Cinnabar Saddle (T10N, R18W, Sect. 35).
The purpose of this order is for public health and safety due to hazardous conditions resulting from fire activities.
Pursuant to Title 36 C.F.R § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a special use authorization or other Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this order. 36 C.F.R § 261.50(e)(1).
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in performance of an official duty. 36 C.F.R § 261.50(e)(4).
Violation of this prohibition 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 six (6) months, or both (16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. § 3559, 3571, and 3581).
This order will be in effect starting September 28, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded.
Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Lolo National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Missoula, MT, telephone number (406) 329-3750 or the Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Hamilton, MT, telephone number (406) 363-7100.
Done at Missoula, Montana this 25th day of September, 2020.