UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
NEZ PERCE-CLEARWATER NATIONAL FOREST
PALOUSE RANGER DISTRICT
ORDER No. 01-17-52-21-005
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(b), the following acts are prohibited on the roads described below and shown on 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, C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A, and become effective on July 29, 2021 and will remain in effect until October 31, 2021 or until rescinded.
1. Being on the road.The road is closed to all uses, including vehicular traffic and pedestrians.
36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).
Road NFSR #3311, closed from the intersection with FSR #3218 to the intersection with FSR #382.
Road NFSR #4702, closed from its origin at FSR #1705 in its entirety.
Road NFSR #3218, closed from the junction with FSR #4702 to the junction with FSR #3311
Road NFSR #382, closed from the junction with FSR #1705 to the junction with FSR #3311
The closed roads are shown on the attached map and are closed to all uses.
The purpose of this order is to protect public health and safety due to hazardous conditions during wildland fire activity in the area.
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 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.)
This Order will be effective July 29, 2021 until October 31st, 2021 or until the order is rescinded, whichever occurs first.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.
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
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest
Assessment of Need and Enforcement Plan
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.
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:
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.