August 17, 2013 Area Closure Eureka Fire
Incident: Eureka Wildfire
ORDER NO. 2013-D6-035
BEAVERHEAD-DEERLODGE NATIONAL FOREST
420 Barrett Street
Dillon, MT 59725
Forest Supervisor’s Order
Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (b), the following acts are prohibited as described below, within the Madison Ranger District on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. This temporary restriction is in addition to those enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations and will remain in effect from August 17, 2013 until September 30, 2013, unless rescinded earlier.
36 CFR 261.53 – Special Closures Area:
It is prohibited to go into or be upon any area which is closed for the Protection of "Public Health and Safety" (Title 36 CFR 261.53(e)). For the purpose of this order, the area near the Eureka fire will be closed from August 17, 2013 until September 30, 2013 for public safety. The closure area description follows with a map attachment.
36 CFR 261.54b – Special Closures Roads:
It is prohibited to go into or be upon any road which is closed for the Protection of "Public Health and Safety" (Title 36 CFR 261.54(b)). For the purpose of this order, the roads listed below near the Eureka Basin fire will be closed from August 17, 2013 until September 30, 2013. The closure area encompassing the closed roads is described below followed with a map attachment.
- 237 Standard Creek
- 1012 Cottonwood Creek
- 1206 Elk River
- 9654 Poison Creek
- 71891 South Poison Creek
- 8342 Unnamed
- 347 Eureka Basin
- 9627 Fish Lake
- 9626 Fish Creek
- 290 Metzel Creek
- 9630 Unnamed
- 9629 Patchtop
36 CFR 261.55c – Special Closures Trails:
It is prohibited to go into or be upon any trail which is closed for the Protection of "Public Health and Safety" (Title 36 CFR 261.55(c)). For the purpose of this order, the trails listed below near the Eureka Basin fire will be closed from August 17, 2013 until September 30, 2013. The closure area encompassing the closed trails is described below followed with a map attachment.
- 6029 Wolverine Basin Trail
- 022 Gazelle Creek Trail
- 6409 Freezout Trail
- 6679 Elk River Trail
- 6700 West Fork Trail
- 6410 Snowshoe Trail
- 6420 Lobo Trail
- 6406 Cascade Trail
- 6404 Poison Creek Trail
- 6411 Cottonwood/ Coal Creek Trail
As described the entire area within the following boundary including all roads and trails as specifically listed. Beginning at the Junction of Forest Development Road #209 (West Fork) and Forest Development Road #237 (Standard Creek) in Section 15 T11S R1E. Then along FDR # 209 (West Fork) until its terminus and junction with Forest Trail 6700 in Section 17 T12S R1E, Then along Forest Trail 6700 to Landon Camp In Section 31 T12S R1W. Then directly South to the forest boundary. Then West along the Forest Boundary to Forest Road 9627 at Fish Creek in Section 33 T12S R3W. Then North approximately ¾ mile to the Junction of 9627 and 9626 in Section 34 T12S R3W. Then North along Forest Road 9626 to its junction of Forest Road 347 (Eureka Basin) in Section 14 T12S R3W. Then West along Forest Road 347 (Eureka basin) to its junction with Forest Road 100 (Ruby River Road) in Section 7 T12S R3W, Then North along Forest Road 100 (Ruby River Road) to its junction with Forest Road 1012 (Cottonwood Road) in Section 21 T10S R3W. Note: This Closure does not include travel on Forest Road 100, Just lands and travel routes to the East. Then East along Forest Road 1012 to its junction with Forest Road 237 (Standard Creek)in Section 34 T10S R2W. Then East along Forest Road 237 to its junction with Forest Road 209, and thus the beginning of this description.
Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.50 (e), the following are exempt from this restriction:
- Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
- 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 Dillon, Montana this 17th day of August, 2013.
/s/ Timothy Garcia
Acting Forest Supervisor
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 6 months, or both (16 USC 551 and 18 USC 3559 and 3571).
Notification: A copy of this order shall be posted as prescribed under 36 CFR 261.51.