Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Decreases Fire Danger and Public Use Restrictions

Contact(s): Chamise Kramer, Public Affairs Specialist (541) 618-2051, Rob Budge, Deputy Fire Staff—Fuels (541) 618-2102

SW Oregon – As cooler temperatures and wetting trends continue over southwest Oregon, the RRSNF is reducing fire danger and fire restrictions.

Effective at 12:01 a.m. on October 5, 2018, fire danger across the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest will lower to Moderate. Additionally, the Industrial Fire Precaution Level will also decrease to a Level 1 across the entirety of the RRSNF. All Public Use Restrictions are also lifted, meaning that campfires will be permitted across most of the Forest.

Some fire restrictions on campfires remain in effect year-round: fires along the Illinois River Road are permitted only in Forest Service-constructed fire rings, and camping or campfires are always prohibited in the Ashland Watershed.

Please continue to be cautious with any activity that may ignite a wildfire. Always extinguish campfires completely, and only use campfires in areas void of flammable vegetation. Avoid driving and smoking in or near dry grasses and fuels.

Visitors should contact the nearest National Forest Office with questions pertaining to fire restrictions and fire danger.

All RRSNF fire prevention regulations are posted online, and are updated accordingly.