About Forest Supervisor's Orders

About Forest Supervisor's Orders

TITLE 36 Section 261.50 SUBPART B - Prohibitions in Areas Designated By Order

261.50(a) The Forest Supervisor may issue orders which close or restrict the use of described areas within the area over which he or she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized on the subpart or any portion thereof.

261.50(b) The Forest Supervisor may issue orders which close or restrict the use of any Forest Development Road or Trail within the area over which he or she has jurisdiction.

261.50(c) Each Order Shall:

1) Describe the area to which the order applies.

2) Describe the Road or Trail to which the order applies.

3) Specify the times during which the prohibitions apply, if applied only during limited times.

4) State each prohibition which is applied.

261.50(d) The prohibitions which are applied by an order are supplemental to the general prohibitions in Subpart A of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations Section 261.

261.50(e) An order may exempt any of the following persons from any of the prohibitions contained in the order.

1) Persons with a Permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

2) Owners or lessees of land in the area.

3) Residents in the area.

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

5) Persons engaged in a business, trade, or occupation in the area.

6) Any other person meeting exemptions requirements specified in the order.

261.50(f) Any person wishing to use a Forest Development Road or Trail or a portions of the National Forest System should contact the Forest Supervisor or District Ranger to ascertain the special restrictions which may be applicable thereto.

261.51(a) Requirements For Posting of Supervisor's Orders

261.51(a) A copy of each order imposing each prohibition must be placed in the offices of the Forest Supervisor and District Ranger, or equivalent officer who have jurisdiction over the lands affected by the order.

261.51(b) Each prohibition imposed by an order must be displayed in such locations and in such a manner as to reasonable bring the prohibitions to the attention of the public.

Termination of Forest Supervisor's Orders

Pursuant to Title 36 C.F.R. 261:50 (a) and/or (b), the Prohibitions listed on all Supervisor's Orders on the White Mountain National Forest, dated before March 1996, and signed by an official other than the undersigned is hereby terminated.