Order 2016-D6-001 was signed on September 26, 2016. This order is necessary to implement the February 12, 2010 Record of Decision Enacting the Forest Plan Travel Management Direction for Certain Areas of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The Restricted Area is defined as all National Forest System Land within the Mt. Jefferson Recommended Wilderness Area as described in the attached legal description of the order.
This order is supplemental to and does not rescind or replace those restrictions enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations.
The LaMarche Creek trailhead near Sundance Lodge that accesses the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness has been moved. The new trailhead is approximately 1/2 mile south of its previous location and can be accessed by the same route as in the past, via Forest Service Road #935. The new segment of LaMarche Crrek Trail #2135 merges with the older segments of #2135 beginning at the new trailhead. Limited parking is available at the new LaMarche Creek trailhead.
This Special Order implements the February 12, 2010 Record of Decision Enacting the Forest Plan Travel Management Direction for Certain Areas of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. These Areas, Roads, and Trails are closed to provide quiet recreation opportunities and to provide and protect wildlife security and winter ranges.
Order 2015-BD-D1-023 was signed on October 19, 2015. This order is necessary to implement the February 12, 2010 Record of Decision Enacting the Forest Plan Travel Management Direction for Certain Areas of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. The Restricted Area is shown on the attached maps. This order prohibits possessing or using a motor vehicle anywhwere not designated open to vehicle use. For purposes of this order, it is prohibited to use or possess a motor vehicle, excluding snowmobiles, off of a route designated as open by the February 12, 2010 Record of Decion Enacting the Forest Plan Travel Management Direction for Certain Areas of the Beaverhead-Deerldoge National Forest.
The Beaverhead-Deerldoge Forest Supervisor signed a letter on October 7, 2015 clarifying UTV use on motorized trails. The use of vehicles 50 inches or less in width is permitted on roads and trails designated as open per the FEIS and ROD of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge Forest Travel Plan direction and the published MVUMs. Vechile width is defined as the overall width outside of the to outside of the tire.
Side-by-sides or Utility Task Vehicles (UTVs) that are less than 50 inches wide and are "trail vehicles" are considered to be within the scope of the definition of an ATV under our existing travel decisions.
Over this past winter, the Pintler Ranger District has worked with a logger to remove the large overstory lodgepole pine within Piney Campground and Boat Launch to provide for public saftey. This decision was made in the fall of 2014, and did not come easily. We understand and appreciate that Piney Campground, located along the northwestern shore of Georgetown lake, has become a special place for many people over the years. Continue Reading . . .
The China Ditch (structure) from the old Phosphate Mine in the SE 1/4 of Section 9, T8N, R11W near Forest Service road #302 (Pikes Peak Road) to the SW 1/4 of Section 3, T8N, R11W near Forest Service road #5167 (Emery Ridge Road) is closed for public safety due to unstable soils and recent failures due to ditch bank instability. The closure is in effect from May 16, 2016 to May 16, 2017 unless rescinded earlier.
Before traveling or going outdoors to play, it's good to check the current weather and weather forecast. Especially in mountainous areas, local conditions can change quickly. Be well prepared so you can enjoy your trip!