05-12-00-20-11 2020 Elevated Fire & Shooting Restrictions

SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST
Forest Order No. 05-12-00-20-11
Fire Restrictions

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551 and 36 C.F.R. 261.50(a), and to protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the San Bernardino National Forest.  This Order is effective August 4, 2020 through January 7, 2021.   

1. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire except in a Forest Service provided campfire ring or BBQ within the areas listed Exhibit A. 36 C.F.R. 261.52(a).

2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or in the areas listed in Exhibit A.  36 C.F.R. 261.52(d).

3. Operating an internal combustion engine off paved, gravel or dirt National Forest System roads and trails, except boats on a water surface.  36 C.F.R. 261.52(h).

4. Welding, or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame.  36 C.F.R. 261.52(i).

5. Discharging a firearm except within the recreational shooting areas identified in Exhibit B.  36 C.F.R. 261.58(m).

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

1. Any Federal, State or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.

2. Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions listed above.  However, persons with a valid California Campfire Permit may use a portable campfire ring/pit, stove or lantern in an area at least five feet from any flammable materials provided that the portable campfire ring/pit, stove or lantern only burns gas, kerosene, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel, with a shut-off valve. 

3. Persons with a valid Forest Service special use authorization for a resort or organizational camp are exempt from Prohibition No. 1, while at their resort or organizational camp, provided the activity is done in compliance with the terms of the authorization. 

4. Persons with a valid Forest Service special use authorization for a recreational residence are allowed to have a charcoal BBQ at their residences provided the activity is done in compliance with the terms of the authorization and the charcoal is disposed of in manner that prevents a wildfire. 

5. Persons with a Forest Service non-special use written authorization to conduct non recreational activities, such as harvesting timber or forest products, or grazing livestock, are exempt from Prohibition Nos. 3 and 4, provided the activity is done in compliance with the terms of the authorization.

6. Persons hunting during open hunting season as specified by the laws of the State of California, and possessing a valid California hunting license, may discharge a firearm at a legal game bird or mammal.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A.

A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months or both 
16 U.S.C. 551, and 18 U.S.C. 3559, 3571, and 3581. 

Executed in San Bernardino, California, this 3rd day of August, 2020.


                    
JAIME GAMBOA
Acting Forest Supervisor
San Bernardino National Forest

 

Signed Order with Exhibits





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