Forest Order No. 05-15-51-20-18
Sierra National Forest
Recreation Site and Trail Closure
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety,
the following acts are prohibited within the Sierra National Forest. This Order is effective from
October 27, 2020 through November 30, 2020.
1. Entering or using the Developed Recreation Sites listed below and shown on Exhibit A.
Crane Valley Group Campground
36 C.F.R. § 261.58(b).
2. Being on Hites Cove OHV Trail (Forest Trail No. 19E200), as shown on Exhibit A.
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. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
2. Persons with a 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.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions contained in 36 C.F.R. Part 261,
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 six months, or
both. 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.
Executed in Clovis, California on October 26, 2020.