Regional and Forest Orders

Special orders are put into effect to address particular management problems. Special orders are signed by Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors and vary in duration. Special orders are posted at Forest Service Ranger District offices and Forest Supervisors offices in the office nearest to the area affected, or they may be posted at the Ranger Station and the actual site.

Some of the reasons for the implementation of special orders are to protect public safety, prevent resource damage, preserve a particular area setting (such as non-motorized), protect wildlife populations and many other reasons. Special orders may prohibit a specific activity or impose permit requirements. Some examples of permits that may be required are hiking, camping or burning permits.

Below is a listing of the special order regulations which have been implemented. Please check with the local Ranger Station to check the specifics of the restriction.

*For a list of up to date Forest Orders, call the Forest Supervisor's Office 909-382-2600

Upcoming Orders

 No upcoming orders as of 9/14/20

Temporary Closure & Restriction Orders in Effect​

  • 05-12-52-20-05 TEMPORARY CLOSURE -Human entry closure into the Deep Creek Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety-(June 12, 2020, through May 21, 2021)
  • 05-12-53-20-03 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Human entry closure into the Upper Big Falls Closure Area on the Front Country Ranger District to provide public safety - (May 28, 2020 through May 27, 2021)
  • 05-12-55-20-04 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Vehicle entry closure into the 4S02 Road Closure Area on the San Jacinto Ranger District to provide public safety - (May 22, 2020 through May 21, 2021)
  • 05-12-52-20-03 TEMPORARY CLOSURE -Vehicle entry closure into the 1N45 Road Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety-(May 22, 2020, through May 21, 2021)
  • 05-12-52-20-02 TEMPORARY CLOSURE -Vehicle entry closure into the 2N43 Road Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety-(May 22, 2020, through May 21, 2021)
  • 05-12-53-20-01 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Human entry closure into the Cucamonga Canyon Closure Area on the Front Country Ranger District to provide public safety - (April 24, 2020 through April 23, 2021)
  • 05-12-00-20-02 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Human entry closure into the River Closure Area on the San Bernardino National Forest to protect an endangered species - (March 20, 2020 through October 31, 2020)
  • 05-12-52-19-09 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Vehicle entry closure into the 2N13/ 2N13B/ 2N70 Road Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety- (November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020)
  • 05-12-52-19-08 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Vehicle entry closure into the 2N19 Road Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety- (November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020)
  • 05-12-52-19-07 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Vehicle entry closure into the 1N37A Road Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety-(November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020)
  • 05-12-52-19-06 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Vehicle entry closure into the 3N61 Road Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety- (November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020)
  • 05-12-52-19-05 TEMPORARY CLOSURE - Vehicle entry closure into the 1N01 Road Closure Area on the Mountaintop Ranger District to provide for public safety- (November 1, 2019, through October 31, 2020)

Regional Orders
 

 

Forest Rules

These regulations have been made by the Secretary of Agriculture to assure the enjoyment of recreation in the National Forests. They are common-sense rules meant to control actions that cause damage to natural resources and facilities, as well as actions that cause unreasonable disturbances for National Forest visitors.

The Secretary of Agriculture's regulations (36 CFR 261) provide in part for regulating the occupancy and use of developed recreation sites. A violation of these regulations is subject to a penalty of not more than $5,000 or 6 months imprisonment, or both. Definitions

The following definitions, which appear in 36 CFR 261.2, apply to all regulations quoted in this publication:

"Campfire" means fire, not within any building, mobile home, or living accommodation mounted on a motor vehicle, which is used for cooking, personal warmth, lighting, ceremonial, or esthetic purposes.

"Fire" includes a campfire.

"Camping" means the temporary use of National Forest System lands for the purpose of overnight occupancy without a permanently fixed structure.

"Camping equipment" means the personal property used in or suitable for camping, and includes any vehicle used for transportation and all equipment in possession of a person camping. Food and beverages are not considered camping equipment.

"Damaging" means to injure, mutilate, deface, destroy, cut, chop, girdle, dig, excavate, kill, or in any way harm or disturb.

"Developed recreation site" means an area that has been improved or developed for recreation.

"Forest development road" means a road wholly or partly within or adjacent to and serving a part of the National Forest System and which has been included in the Forest Development Road System Plan.

"Forest development trail" means a trail wholly or partly within or adjacent to and serving a part of the National Forest System and which has been included in the Forest Development Trail System Plan.

"Forest Officer" means an employee of the Forest Service.

"Person" means natural person, corporation, company, partnership, trust, firm, or association of persons.

"Permission" means oral authorization by a Forest Officer.

"Permit" means authorization in writing by a Forest Officer.

"State Law" means the law of any State in whose exterior boundaries an act or omission occurs regardless of whether State law is otherwise applicable.

"Stove fire " means a campfire built inside an enclosed stove or grill, a portable brazier, or a pressurized liquid or gas stove, including a space-heating device.





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