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Hermits Peak Fire

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Santa Fe National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM 87508

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Reduction of Forest Closure Effective July 5, 2022

Hermits Peak Fire Wildfire
Closures – 7/5/2022

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREST SERVICE

CARSON NATIONAL FOREST CAMINO REAL RANGER DISTRICT

Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire Closure

PROHIBITIONS

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on the road and within the area (“Restricted Area”) described in this Order and as depicted on the attached map, all within the Camino Real Ranger District, Carson National Forest:

1.           Going into or being upon the Restricted Area. 36 C.F.R. § § 261.52(e) and 261.53(e).

2.           Using a motor vehicle on the road. 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(a).

EXEMPTIONS

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

1.           Persons with a written 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.

3.           Residents using roads in the Restricted Area to the extend necessary to access their private property.

RESTRICTED AREA AND ROAD DESCRIBED

As shown in the map at Exhibit A, the Restricted Area contains all National Forest System lands, roads and trails within the boundary starting at the intersection of the National Forest boundary and Highway 76, 1/2 miles south of Truchas, then following north along Highway 76 to the Forest boundary south of Chamisal, then following the Forest boundary southeast then north to where it reconnects with Highway 75, then following Highway 75 east then north to the intersection of State Road 518 at the Rock Wall, then from the Rock Wall following north along State Road 518 to its intersection with National Forest System Road (FR) 437, then following in a general northeastern direction along FR 437 to US Highway 64 near Valle Escondido (FR 437 is closed to motorized use but open for nonmotorized use only), then following US Highway 64 east to FR 5, then following FR 5 to the Forest boundary near Angel Fire, then following the Forest boundary from Angel Fire south to the State Road 518, then continuing to follow the Forest boundary west back to the point of beginning at the intersection of the Forest boundary and Highway 76, south of Truchas.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this Order is for wildfire suppression repair operations. These operations include but are not limited to hazard tree felling, road repair and stabilization, heavy equipment use and fire rehabilitation

efforts and to protect public health and safety in the event of debris flow and flash flooding in the Restricted Area.

IMPLEMENTATION

1.           This Order will be effective on July 5, 2022, at 08:00 a.m.., and shall remain in effect until

August 31, 2022, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.

2.           A map identifying the Restricted Area, including the road restriction, is attached and made part of this Order as Exhibit A.

3.           Any violation of the prohibitions in this Order is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor or by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for individuals, and $10,000.00 for organizations and/or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581(b)(7)).

4.           Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Camino Real Ranger District located in Penasco, NM, telephone number 575-587-2255, and at the Carson National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Taos, NM, telephone number 575-758-6200.

5.           This Order supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same acts covered by this Order.

Done at Taos, New Mexico this

29th

day of June, 2022.

 Digitally signed by JAMES DURAN Date: 2022.06.29 07:22:43 -06'00'

JAMES D. DURAN

Forest Supervisor Carson National Forest 

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