Alerts & Notices

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.

Region-wide Special Orders

SPECIAL ORDERS

DESCRIPTION

EFFECTIVE DATE

TERMINATION

R02-1996-01

Wheeled Vehicles in Wilderness

03-21-1996

until rescinded

R02-2020-05

Weed Free Forage Products

12/15/2020

12/31/2024

R02-2020-04

Occupancy and Use Restrictions

012/16/2020 

12/31/2024

R02-2019-01

Restriction on Cave Access 

08-01-2019

07-31-2021

R02-2020-03

Exploding Targets

08-03-2020

12-31-2022

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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