Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Public Use Restrictions on The Umpqua National Forest 9/9/2014

ROSEBURG, OR – September 8, 2014

The Umpqua National Forest will begin public-use restrictions on campfires, smoking, motorized travel, and internal combustions engines, effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Under public-use restrictions, open fires are prohibited, including campfires, charcoal fires, cooking fires and warming fires, except at designated locations (list attached). Campfires must be attended at all times, and completely extinguished prior to leaving. Portable cooking stoves and heaters using liquefied or bottled fuels are allowed. Using charcoal briquette stoves is prohibited.

Smoking is only allowed within enclosed vehicles, buildings, developed recreation sites, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.

Operating an internal combustion engine, such as chainsaws and generators, is also restricted. Motors on watercraft, dredging within streams and the use of generators is permitted in developed recreation sites.

Welding or operating acetylene or other torches with open flame is restricted.

Note that the use of exploding targets is always prohibited on federal lands.

The Umpqua National Forest remains in Industrial Fire Precaution Level III where all firewood cutting is prohibited.

For more information, including a list of the designated recreation sites where campfires are permitted, visit www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua or call the Fire Information Line at (541) 957-3261. 

Please use the links above to download the signed Forest Order as well as the full press release including the list of designated sites where campfires are allowed.


Restriction Order: PUR_321_2014.pdf


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