Special Orders Enacted on the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Special orders are put into effect to address particular management problems. Special Orders may be enacted on several levels including Nationally (e.g. from the Washington office effecting all National Forests), Multi-Regional (e.g. GYCC orders), Regional (e.g. Region 4), Forest (e.g. Bridger-Teton N.F.), and District levels (e.g. Kemmerer, Jackson, etc.). Special orders are signed by Regional Foresters and/or Forest Supervisors and vary in duration. Special orders are posted at Forest Service Ranger District offices and Forest Supervisors offices in the office nearest to the area effected, or they may be posted at the Ranger Station and the actual site.


Some of the reasons for implementation of special orders is to protect public safety, prevent resource damage, preserve a particular areas setting (such as non motorized), protect wildlife populations and many other reasons. Special orders may prohibit a specific activity or impose permit requirements. Some examples of permits that may be required are hiking, camping or burning permits.

RECREATIONAL DRONE TIPS : The following tips are for responsible hobby or recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “Drones” on National Forest System Lands.(pdf)

  • Ensure that you comply with all FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations and guidance for flying your UAS. The FAA has authority over all airspace. Information on FAA regulations is available at  www.faa.gov/uas/

Multi Regional and Regional Special Orders

Order Name  Number  District/Area Map
General Forest Restrictions GYCC-6 Forest-Wide No
Wilderness Restrictions GYCC-7 Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wildernesses No
Camping Fees 04-00-014 Forest-Wide No
Wilderness use- Salting for Wildlife 04-00-021 Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wildernesses No
Wilderness use- Wagons and carts 04-00-055 Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wildernesses No
Weed Free Hay 04-00-097 Forest-Wide No
Fireworks and Spark Arrestors 04-00-12-02          Forest-Wide No
Explosives and Exploding Targets R4-2020-01 Forest-Wide No


Bridger-Teton N.F. Special Orders

Order Name Number District/Area Map
Aircraft (Spanish) 04-03-300 Forest-Wide No

Cannabis/Controlled Substances/Alcohol/
Motor Vehicle Laws  (Spanish)

04-03-301 Forest-Wide No
Hams Fork Winter Wildlife Closure (Spanish) 04-03-302 Kemmerer No
Lake Alice (Spanish) 04-03-303 Kemmerer  
Alpine Feedground Winter Wildife Closure (Spanish) 04-03-304 Greys River No
Moose Creek Winter Wildife Closure (Spanish) 04-03-305 Greys River No
Salt Pass Ski Trails (Spanish) 04-03-306 Greys River No
Gros Ventre Wilderness 04-03-307 Greys River No
Antler Collection (Spanish) 04-03-309 Forest Wide No
Fremont & Halfmoon Lake (Spanish) 04-03-310 Pinedale No
Kendall Dace (Spanish) 04-03-311 Pinedale No
Bridger Wilderness (Spanish) 04-03-312 Pinedale No
Camping Restrictions (Spanish) 04-03-313 Jackson/ Blackrock No
Aquatic Invasive Species (Spanish) 04-03-314 Forest Wide No
Hoback and Snake River (Spanish) 04-03-315 Jackson No
Winter Travel Restrictions (Spanish) 04-03-316 Kemmerer/ Big Piney/ Pinedale/ Greys River No
Teton Wilderness (Spanish) 04-03-317 Jackson/ Blackrock No
Cache Creek (Spanish) 04-03-318 Jackson No
Discharging Firearms Swinging Bridge 04-03-327 Jackson Yes
Occupancy, Use and Stay Limit 04-03-328 Forest-Wide No
Food Storage & Sanitation Order for the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forest 04-03-330 Blackrock/Jackson/Pinedale & Nothern portions of the Big Piney and Greys River Ranger Districts Included in Order
Occupancy and Use- Sanitation in Jackson 04-03-331 Jackson Included in Order
Winter Travel Restrictions 04-03-332 Jackson/Blackrock Blackrock


Temporary Special Orders

Order Name Number District/Area  Map   Rescinded 
Hawk's Rest Temporary Area Closure 04-03-505 Blackrock Yes  
Food Storage Order 04-03-508 Jackson/Blackrock