Alerts & Notices

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Rocky Mountain Region COVID-19 Update

The Forest Service is taking the risks presented by COVID-19 seriously and is following USDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health guidance as we continue to offer services to the public. Visitors to our National Forests and Grasslands are urged to take precautions. There are three official, government-wide sources of up-to-date information about the coronavirus: Coronavirus.govCDC.gov/coronavirus, and USA.gov/coronavirus.

Federal Prohibitions & Special Orders 

These orders describe the prohibitions, closures, and regulations for the Rocky Mountain Region and are subject to updates and changes.

Code of Federal Regulations: Title 36 CFR 261 Subpart A - General Prohibitions for all Forest Service Lands (.pdf, 2010 version)

Title 36 CFR 261 Subpart B - Additional prohibitions for the Rocky Mountain Region designated by Special Order (.pdf format) are listed below.

Special Orders

Description

Effective Date

Termination

Region-wide Special Orders

02-96-01

Wheeled Vehicles in Wilderness

03-21-1996

until rescinded

R2-2018-01

Weed Free Forage Products 

07/12/2018

12/31/2020

R2-2017-04

Occupancy and Use Restrictions

01-24-2017 

12-20-2020

R02-2018-02

Explosives and Exploding Targets  
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08-01-2018

08/02/2020

RO2-2019-01  Restriction on Cave Access  08-01-2019 07-31-2021

R02-2020-01

Developed Recreation Sites

04-07-2020

5/20/2020

R02-2020-02

Fire Restrictions

04-07-2020

5/20/2020

 

Forest Alerts and Notices by State

Conditions vary widely and can change very quickly in the Rocky Mountain Region. For the most current information - check current conditions on the forest where you will be traveling.

Colorado

Nebraska

South Dakota

Wyoming

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