18-D2-23 Skalkaho-Daly dispersed Camping area


1801 N. First Street

Hamilton, MT 59840

Forest Supervisor's Order


Pursuant to Title 36 Code of Federal Regulation 261.50(b), the following act prohibits motor vehicle traffic, as described below, within the Darby Ranger District on the Bitterroot National Forest, Ravalli County, P.M. Montana. This temporary closure is in addition to those enumerated in Subpart A, Part 261, Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations and will remain in effect until rescinded.

36 CFR 261.53 –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)).

This closure is in effect from September 17- September 28, 2018, or until rescinded.

The prohibitions cited with in this order are due to active logging operations in the Skalkaho-Daly dispersed Camping area. The closure follows with an attached map.

Area Description:

The area is within T.5N. R.19W, Section 24, as described below. Forest road 75 is open with in the perimeter.

Starting at the junction of Daly and Skalkaho creeks. Within section 24, from Daly Creek eastward to the section boundary. Within section 24, from Skalkaho Creek northward and eastward to the section boundary.

The attached vicinity map hereby made a part of this order.

Forest Road 75 remains open.


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.
  3. Contractors and their employees while engaged in official business within the area.
  4. Forest Administrative personnel.

Done at Hamilton, Montana this 14th day of September, 2018.




 By:  Julie K. King


        Julie K. King
        Forest Supervisor
        Bitterroot National Forest


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 within 36 CFR 261.51.

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Bitterroot NF employee assessing avalanche conditions