August 16 Closure Order
Incident: Gold Pan Complex Wildfire
BITTERROOT NATIONAL FOREST
1801 N. First Street Hamilton, MT 59840 Forest Supervisor's Order Emergency Area Closure
Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited as described below, within the West Fork Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest. These restrictions are in addition to those enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations and will remain in effect from August 16th, 2013 until rescinded.
36 CFR 261.53(e)- Special Closures:
It is prohibited to enter or be upon any area which is closed for the protection of "Public Health and Safety" (Title 36 CFR 261.53(e)).
The purpose for these restrictions is to provide for public safety due to wildfires.
Area Description: West Fork Ranger District- Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Areas & Selway Bitterroot Wilderness (North & South) of Magruder Road Corridor and South of Tough Creek Road and south of Barecone Lookout back to Salmon Mtn Lookout.
The area immediately south of Nez Perce Road (#468) from Tough Creek Road Junction south along the section line(s) PB47 & PB 50 to section line splitting Sec 22 & Sec 23 and section line splitting Sec 27 and Sec 26 to Bare Cone Lookout; stay just west of Bare Cone Lookout continuing south on Section Line between Sec 34/Sec 35to Junction of Trail #614 (Blue Joint) and Sec PB37; south along section line to Little Blue Joint Creek; then follow Trail #223 (Razorback Ridge) southeast to Reynolds Lake; head west on Trail #158 (Reynolds Lake) Idaho/MT
boundary line; head North to the section line dividing Section PB 39 & PB41; head west along the section lines across the tops of Sections PB 41, Sec 15, Sec 16, Sec 17, Sec 18; head south on the divide line between Sec 13 & Sec 18 down the divide line to the section line of Sec 13 & Sec 24; head west along Sec line 24 to the Junction of Trail #31 (Wood Hump); head NW to Thompson Flat & Trail #575 (Witter Ridge); head west along Trail #575 to Trail #19 and head north to Salmon Base Camp & Magruder Road. Then head northeast along Magruder Road to Magruder Saddle; take Trail #13 (Nez Perce Indian Trail) north to junction of Sec 33 (Lonely Creek); head north through section(s) 21, 16, 15 to Pyramid Mtn; then go northwest through section 10 to Spot Mountain Lookout. Head east from Spot Mountain on Trail #3 (Spot Mountain) southeast to Magruder Road. Head NE to Trail #10 (Indian Ridge) and
continue NE/E to Burnt Strip Mountain; Take Trail #5 (Burnt Strip Ridge) to Trail #23 (Cooper Point); head SE to Trail #699 (Watchtower) all the way back to Magruder Road (#468).
All Forest Service road and trails as identified within the prohibited area are closed. Trails that fall parallel or outside the closure line are open.
THE ATTACHED VICINITY MAP IS HEREBY MADE A PART OF THIS ORDER.
Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following are exempt from this restriction:
1. Persons with a permit issued by a forest officer specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
Done at Hamilton, Montana this 16th day of August_ 2013 .
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
(6) months, or both (16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559 and 3571).
A copy of this order shall be posted as prescribed under 36 CFR 261.51.