Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725
Order Number 2021-D3-010
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE
BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NATIONAL FOREST
WISDOM RANGER DISTRICT – WISDOM AND WISE RIVER, MONTANA
SALMON-CHALLIS NATIONAL FOREST
NORTH FORK RANGER DISTRICT, NORTH FORK IDAHO
National Forest System Area Closure-Trail Creek Fire
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551, 36 C.F.R. § 261.50 (a) and (b) the following acts are prohibited on the Wisdom Ranger District, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest and the North Fork Ranger District, Salmon-Challis National Forest.
1. To go into or be upon the area described below [36 C.F.R. § 261.52(e)].
2. Being on the trail described below [36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a)].
AREA CLOSURE DESCRIPTION:
Beginning at the corner of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Service Boundary in T1S R17W on section line between section 12 and 13, proceed south along said Forest Boundary to T4S R17W Sec 24 and turn westerly along FS Trail number 3376 to T4S R18W SE corner of sec 25, and then along section line west to the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Service Boundary at T4S R18W Sec 25. Continue along Forest Service Boundary (the Continental Divide and the state border between Montana and Idaho) to T2S R19W Sec 3, then along the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Boundary (also the Continental Divide) northerly to junction of BD road 1137 (Johnson Shultz Creek Road) and BNT road 725 in T1S R18W Sec 2. Proceed along BD Road 1137 easterly to the junction with BD road 1203 in T 1S R17W Sec 15, then easterly along said road to T1S R17W sec 13, and then easterly along section line back to the beginning as depicted on “Attachment A-Area Closure Map.”
TRAIL CLOSURE DESCRIPTION:
The Continental Divide Trail on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge and Salmon-Challis National Forests is closed from the Montana-Idaho Border starting at T3S R18W Sec 34 going Northwest past Chief Joseph Pass to T2S R19W Sec 03 and continuing Northeast to junction of BD road 1137 (Johnson Shultz Creek Road) and BNT road 725 in T1S R18W Sec 2, as depicted on “Attachment A-Area Closure Map.”
This closure is for public health and safety due to the Trail Creek Fire.
Order Number 2021-D3-010
This order will be in effect from July 14, 2021, and shall remain in effect until September 01, 2021, or until the order is rescinded, whichever occurs first.
These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A.
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
(1) Persons with a Forest Service special use authorization or other authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order;
(2) Owners or lessees of land in the area;
(3) Residents in the area;
(4) Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty; and
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(b)(6) and 3581(b)(7).
Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Wisdom Ranger District Office located at 300 Forest Service Rd, Wisdom, Montana, 59761, (406)683-3995, and at the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Supervisor’s Office located at 420 Barrett Street, Dillon, Montana, 59725, (406) 683-3995 and the North Fork Ranger District of the Salmon-Challis National Forest located at 11 Casey Rd, North Fork, ID 83466, (208) 865-2700.
Executed in Dillon, Montana this 14th day of July, 2021
CHERI A. FORD
Executed in Salmon, Idaho this 14th day of July, 2021
CHARLES A. MARK
Exhibit A: Area Closure Map – Order No 2021-D3-010