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Leland Complex

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Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702

Closure Order- Leland Complex- Sand Mountain Fire 7/28/21

Leland Complex Wildfire
Closures – 7/29/2021

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FOREST SERVICE

NEZ PERCE-CLEARWATER NATIONAL FOREST

PALOUSE RANGER DISTRICT

ORDER No. 01-17-52-21-006

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(b), the following acts are prohibited in the areas on designated portions of National Forest System lands, as described below and shown in the attached map,  within the Palouse Ranger District on the Nez-Perce-Clearwater National Forests.  These restrictions are in addition to those general prohibitions in Title 36, CFR, Part 261, Subpart A, and become effective on July 29, 2021 and will remain in effect until October 31st, 2021 or until rescinded.

PROHIBITIONS: 

1.      Being on the road.The road is closed to all uses, including vehicular traffic and pedestrians. [Title 36 CFR 261.54(e)].

  1. Being on the trail. The trail is closed to all uses.  [Title 36 CFR 261.55(a)].

CLOSED ROADS

Road NFSR #447, closed from the intersection with FSR #4783 and FSR #292 to the junction with FSR #377.

Road NFSR #381, closed from the junction with FSR #447 to the Forest Boundary.

Road NFSR #767, closed from the junction with FSR #447 to the junction with FSR #1423 and FSR #1433.

CLOSED TRAILS

Trail NFS # 330, closed in its entirety.

Trail NFS # 8230, closed in its entirety.

Trail NFS # 8231, closed in its entirety.

Trail NFS # 8201, closed in its entirety.

The closed roads and trails are shown on the attached map and are closed to all uses. 

PURPOSE

The purpose of this order is to protect public health and safety due to hazardous conditions during wildland fire activity in the area.  

EXEMPTIONS: 

Pursuant to 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 the performance of an official duty. 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e)(4).

VIOLATION:

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 6 months, or both. (16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.)

IMPLEMENTATION:

This Order will be effective July 29, 2021 until October 31st, 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.

INFORMATION:

Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Palouse Ranger District, 1700 Hwy 6, Potlatch, Idaho 83855, Telephone: (208) 875-1131.

Done at Kamiah, Idaho this 29th day of July 2021.

__________________________

Cheryl F. Probert

Forest Supervisor

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest



Assessment of Need and Enforcement Plan

1. Background:

The Forest Service has prepared this emergency closure due to fire activity. It is necessary to close this area, in order to protect public safety during fire suppression operations.

2.  Intent of Subpart B order:

The intent of the following order is to protect public safety by restricting access on and around National Forest System lands, while providing for efficient operations while this closure is in effect.

3. Enforcement:

Enforcement of the closure forest order will be a combination of signing, public information, personal contacts, and law enforcement actions.  The following summarizes the enforcement goals with respect to this closure order:

  • The goal will be to ensure that people are informed of the closure order.  This will initially be disseminated through contacts and information releases before the special order goes into effect.
  • LEO’s & FPO’s will attempt to enforce the order through patrols and contacts when available to do so. Enforcement with a warning or citation will be at the discretion of the Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) or Forest Protection Officer (FPO).

4: Posting:

Current posting will be modified to reflect the new prohibition. Posting will be completed by the Forest Staff and will be posted at a minimum on the NPCLWNF Alerts & Notices web page, the District office and signage in the immediate area of the closure.