Wilderness Regulations

Pursuant to 36 CFR, sections 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited within these wilderness areas:

  • North Fork John Day
  • North Fork Umatilla
  • Wenaha-Tucannon
  1. Tethering of livestock to trees and/or other vegetation, except for incidental use not to exceed 30 minutes.
  2. Possessing and/or transporting unprocessed vegetative matter, such as hay, straw, grass or grain. Unprocessed vegetative matter is defined as any material that may serve as seed source for noxious weeds, non-native, or other undesirable plants.
  3. Groups consisting of more than 12 persons and/or 8 head of livestock.
  4. Starting and/or maintaining open fires, such as camp, cooking and warming fires above 3,500 feet elevation.
  5. Gathering wood for starting and/or maintaining open fires or stoves above 3,500 feet elevation.
  6. Caching or leaving any equipment, personal property or supplies unattended for a period in excess of 24 hours.
  7. Possessing or using any form of wheeled vehicle for the purpose of transportation of such things as people, equipment, personal property, supplies, and game.
  8. Possessing or using a motor vehicle, motorboat, motorized equipment, hang glider or bicycle.

*Violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months or both.