Green Dot Road Restrictions Will Again Be In Place for Upper Rogue Elk Hunters

Contact(s): Chamise Kramer, Public Affairs Specialist (541) 618-2051, Sheila Colyer, Wildlife Biologist (541) 560-3479

Prospect, OR – Now in its 33rd year, the Upper Rogue Cooperative Travel Management Area (Green Dot) road restriction will begin October 10, 2018 and extend through October 19, 2018

The objectives of the Green Dot restrictions are to:

  • Promote quality hunting;

  • Minimize harassment of wildlife;

  • Maintain adequate bull escapement; and

  • Protect soils and wildlife habitat.

Paper versions of the Green Dot maps will be available at the Prospect Ranger District office on the High Cascades Ranger District, the Medford Interagency Office, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Office in Central Point.  Electronic copies of the map are located can be found on the RRSNF’s website, including links to the free maps on Avenza. Additional information on the closure can be found on page 104 of the 2017 Oregon Big Game Regulations. 

In 1985, the RRSNF and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife entered into an agreement to restrict motorized vehicles on a portion of Forest roads on the High Cascades Ranger District during the General Cascade Bull Elk Season. During the restricted period, Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) are not allowed on the northern portion of the High Cascades Ranger District (north of the Middle Fork Rogue River) including the Prospect OHV system and the Woodruff Play Area.  OHVs are allowed only on Green Dot roads between Middle Fork Rogue River and Oregon State Highway 140. The remaining part of the Ranger District south of Highway 140 is not part of the Green Dot program. Motor vehicles cannot be parked or operated more than 300 feet from a Green Dot road.

Participating agencies ask hunters to help in maintaining high ethical standards during the elk hunting season by:

  • Driving only on designated Green Dot roads;

  • Using the violation report form on the Green Dot map to report vehicles driving on closed roads; and

  • Not camping or parking near livestock corrals or block access to Green Dot roads.

Hunters may see Forest Service personnel and contractors working in the field during hunting season.  Please respect their presence and the job they are doing. Occasionally, it is necessary for Forest Service personnel and contractors to access work areas on non-Green Dot roads.  Both Forest Service personnel and contractors must have a waiver, signed by the appropriate Forest Service representative, posted clearly on the dashboard of their vehicle if they are driving on a non-Green Dot road.

Additional information on the Upper Rogue Cooperative Travel Management Area and Green Dot maps may be obtained at the following offices:

High Cascades Ranger District                                         

Prospect Station                                                                   

47201 Highway 62                                                              

Prospect, OR 97536                                                            

(541) 560-3400                                                                   

Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife                                     

1495 East Gregory Road                                                     

Central Point, OR 97502                                                     

(541) 826-8774

Medford Interagency Office

3040 Biddle Road

Medford, OR 97504

(541) 618-2200