Straight Canyon Closure Order

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

FOREST SERVICE

PROHIBITIONS:

MANTI-LA SAL NATIONAL FOREST

FERRON RANGER DISTRICT

FOREST ORDER

CAMPING RESTRICTIONS:

Pursuant to Title 36 CFR 261.SO (a) the following act is prohibited in the area immediately, as described in this order, all within the Ferron/Price Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest until further notice.

  1. To camp in the area between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM described which is closed for the protection of public health and safety: 36 CFR 261.53 (e)

DEFINITIONS:

  1. Camping: The temporary use of National Forest System lands for the purpose of overnight occupancy without a permanently-fixed structure.
  2. Camping equipment: Personal property used in or suitable for camping, includes any vehicle used for transportation and all equipment in possession of a person camp mg.

EXEMPTIONS:

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) the following persons are exempt from this order:

  1. Persons with a permit specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.
  2. Persons contracted or working for companies contracted while participating in the construction.
  3. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  4. Federal or State administrative personnel in the performance of an official duty.

AREA DESCRIPTION:

Camping is prohibited less than 150 feet from the road edge of Utah State Highway 29 in Straight Canyon from the Forest Boundary to Joe's Valley Reservoir Dam as depicted on the enclosed map.

PURPOSE:

Straight Canyon has limited amounts of parking turnouts and very narrow road shoulders throughout. The intent is to mitigate the impacts that camping use is having along this stretch of Highway 29. This order will remain in effect year long.

Order Number: 0418-15-001

IMPLEMENTATION:

  1. This Order will be in effect when signed and shall remain in effect until further notice.
  2. A list of areas identifying the closed areas is attached and made part of this Order.
  3. Violation of the above prohibition(s) is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for an organization, and/or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months. [Title 16 USC 55 1, Title 18 USC 3571(b) (6), Title 18 USC 3581 (b) (7)].
  4. Utah Department of Transportation will provide and assist in the installation of appropriate enforcement signage.
  5. Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Ferron Ranger District Office, (435) 636-3580 and the Manti-La Sal National Forest Supervisors Office, (435) 637-3500.
  6. This Order supersedes any previous Order(s) prohibiting the same, or similar acts prohibited by this Order on the roads covered by this Order.

Done at Price, Utah this 16111 day of January, 2015.

Mark Pentecost

Forest Supervisor

Manti-La Sal National Forest

Straight Canyon Map

 





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