Custer Gallatin National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
10 East Babcock Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59771
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE
CUSTER GALLATIN NATIONAL FOREST
BOZEMAN RANGER DISTRICT – BOZEMAN, MONTANA
AREA CLOSURE – BRIDGER FOOTHILLS FIRE
For Protection of Public Health and Safety
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited on the National Forest System lands as depicted on the attached map within the Bozeman Ranger District, Custer Gallatin National Forest, within Gallatin County, Montana.
1. Going into or being upon an area 36 C.F.R. § 261.52(e)
AREA CLOSURE DESCRIPTION:
The closure applies to National Forest System (NFS) lands within the Bozeman Ranger District, Custer Gallatin National Forest shown in Attachment A including the following roads and trails:
#74 (Fairly Lake Road), #6607 (Middle Fork Brackett Road), #631 South Fork Brackett Road), #6944 (Olson Creek Rd), #480 (Stone Creek Road), #977 (Jackson Creek Road), #6600 (Middle Fork Willow Creek Road), #6901 (North Fork Willow Creek Road), #6930 (Johnson Canyon Road), #2512 (South Fork Johnson Canyon Road), #547 (Johnson Canyon Trail), # 545 (North Cottonwood – Johnson Trail), #546 (North Cottonwood Trail), #544 (Corbly Trail), #535 (Truman Gulch Trail) and #536 Bostwick Canyon Trail) #586 (Middle Cottonwood Trail), #513 (Bridger Ridge Trail), #534 (Bridger Foothills Trail), #531, (Sypes Canyon Trail), #511 (M trails), #532 & #530 (Bridger Bowl up to Ridge), #537 & #538 (Pine Creek - Bridger Bowl to South), #515(Drinking Horse Mountain Trail), #539 (East Bridger Trail), #525 (S Fork Brackett Trail), #551(Ross Pass Trail), ##526 (Upper Brackett Creek Trail), #500 (Fairy Creek Trail), #518 (Sacagawea Trail), #527 (Carrol Creek Trail), #542 (South Fork Flathead Creek Trail), #540 (Shafthouse Trail).
This closure is for public health and safety due to fire activity associated with the Bridger Foothills Fire.
This Order will be in effect on the date signed and shall remain in effect until September 30, 2020 or until rescinded.
Order Number 01-11-06-20-01
Pursuant to 36 CFR 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.
2) Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty;
Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. (16 U.S.C. §551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571 and 3581(b)(7).
Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Bozeman Ranger District Office located at Bozeman, Montana. (406) 522-2520.
Executed in Bozeman, Montana, this 6th day of September, 2020.