Stage 1 Fire Restrictions


ORDER NO. 02-397

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Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a) the following acts are prohibited within the Carson National Forest, in the following counties: Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, San Juan and Mora, within the state of New Mexico. The “restricted area” is as described in this Order and depicted on the attached map hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A.
1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, wood or charcoal burning stove fire, except within a developed recreation site in grills and stoves provided by the Forest Service 36 CFR 261.52(a).
Exceptions: Gas and propane stoves, lanterns or heating devices are permitted provided such devices meet safety specifications.
2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 36 CFR 261.52(d).
3. Possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic device. 36 CFR 261.52(f)
Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.
2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of any organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
3. Residence owners and lessees of land, and holders of Forest Service special use authorizations within the restricted area, are exempt from prohibition 1 above, provided such fires are within their residence.
The purpose of this Order is to provide for public health and safety and to protect National Forest system lands, resources and facilities during the current period of severe fire danger.
This order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m., June 10, 2011, and will remain in force until 12:01 July 15, 2011 or until rescinded.
Done at Taos , this 10th day of June, 2011.

_/s/ Audrey Kuykendall__
Audrey Kuykendall,
Acting Forest Supervisor
Carson National Forest
Violation of these regulations is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, 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.