Temporary Area Closure for Fort Wingate Launch, Mount Taylor Ranger District

Order Number 03-0685

Albuquerque, NM, October 11, 2019 – A Temporary Area Closure Order (03-0685) has been issued within the Mt. Taylor Ranger District, Cibola National Forest, McKinley County, New Mexico. This Order will be effective on October 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM, and shall remain in effect until October 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.

The purpose of this Order is to protect the public before and during the planned launch and pre-launch periods.

The Restricted Area is within Township 14N., Range 16W., Sections 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35; Township 13N., Range 16W., Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; Township 14N., Range 16W., Sections 7, 8, 18; specifically all lands within the boundary starting at the Forest Service gate on NFSR 547 in Six Mile Canyon, then following NFSR 547 for 4.6 miles then south along the Section line, until the SE corner of Section 2, T13N., T16W., then following the Section line west to the SW corner of Section 6, T13N., R16W.,(excluding private inholdings), then following the NFS lands Proclaimed Boundary north then east, back to the beginning, which is the Forest Service gate on NFSR 547 in Six Mile Canyon, as depicted in Exhibit A of this Order.

Any violation of this prohibition is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581 (b)(7)).

Further information regarding this Order contact, Mount Taylor Ranger District at 505-287-8833.

For More Information on Fort Wingate Launch contact:
White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs
John “Drew” Hamilton
USArmy.WSMRPAO@mail.mil
(575) 678-1134

 





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