21-88: Blue Bend Recreation Area

ORDER NO. 21-88 

ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR
CLOSING AN AREA TO ENTRY, TO WIT:

BLUE BEND RECREATION AREA
MARLINTON-WHITE SULPHUR RANGER DISTRICT
MONONGAHELA NATIONAL FOREST – WEST VIRGINIA

Under the authority of the Act of Congress dated June 4, 1897, as amended (16 U.S.C. 551), and pursuant to the Secretary of Agriculture’s Regulations set forth at 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart B (36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b)), the following acts and omissions are prohibited in the Blue Bend Recreation Area of the Monongahela National Forest, located in Greenbrier County in the State of West Virginia. Areas are within, and adjacent to, the Forest Proclamation Boundary. The said area being described and designated as shown on the map set forth as Exhibit A, which is attached hereto and made a part hereto:

The following is prohibited:

1.) Possessing or using a saddle, pack, or draft animal on the Blue Bend Trail #614. (36 CFR 261.55(c)).

THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE NECESSARY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND TO PROTECT NATIONAL FOREST PROPERTY. THEY ARE IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL PROHIBITIONS SET FORTH IN 36 CFR PART 261. THE PROHIBITIONS WILL BE IN EFFECT FROM THE DATE OF THIS ORDER UNTIL SPECIFICALLY WITHDRAWN BY TERMINATION ORDER OF THE FOREST SUPERVISOR.

Pursuant to the provision of 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:

1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission (36 CFR 261.50(e)(1)); and,

2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue in the performance of an official duty (36 CFR 261.50(e)(4)).

Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000.00 for an individual or $10,0000.00 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (16 U.S.C. 551, 18 U.S. C. 3559 and 3571).

Dated this _17th_day of December, 2008 , at Elkins, West Virginia.

United States Department of Agriculture
Forest Service

/s/ Clyde N. Thompson
CLYDE N. THOMPSON
Forest Supervisor
Monongahela National Forest

See Blue Bend Recreation Area Map for Order 21-88.