Forest Supervisor's Order 01-17-55-22-002 Lochsa-Powell Ranger District

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
FOREST SERVICE
NEZ PERCE-CLEARWATER NATIONAL FOREST
LOCHSA-POWELL RANGER DISTRICT

Closure Order # 01-17-55-22-002

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(b), the following act is prohibited on the National Forest System land described below, within the Lochsa-Powell Ranger District on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest.  

PROHIBITION

Camping. [Title 36 CFR 261.58 (e)]

CLOSED ROAD

Knife Edge Campground – Closed to Camping - Milepost 108.5 of US Highway 12 – see attached map.

PURPOSE

The Knife Edge Campground, along the Lochsa River and US-12, is closed to camping to allow use of the area as parking space during the whitewater boating season to alleviate vehicle congestion for boaters and motorists along US-Highway 12 during peak whitewater boating season.

EXEMPTIONS

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

  1. Persons with a special use authorization or other Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this order.  [36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e)(1)]. 
  2. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty. [36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e)(4)].
  3. Persons engaged in business, trade, or occupations in the area. [36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e)(5)]. 

VIOLATION

Violation of this prohibition is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. (16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581.)

IMPLEMENTATION

  1. This Order will be effective immediately and remain in effect until June 30th, 2022.  
  2. Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Kooskia Ranger Station, 502 Lowry Street, Kooskia, ID 83539, Telephone: (208) 926-4274.

 
Done at Kamiah, Idaho this 16th day of May, 2022.

/s/ Cheryl F. Probert
Forest Supervisor
Northern Region
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest

CLOSURE ORDER .PDF and MAP



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