Alerts & Notices

Public Notices

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions Forest Order 03-09-00-21-278

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions go into effect at 8:00 AM Friday, June 11, 2021. The purpose of this Order is to provide for the public’s health and safety and to protect National Forest System lands, resources, and facilities during the current period of high fire danger. An emergency situation exists due to the high levels of continuous fine fuel loading, fire danger indices, and extreme weather conditions. These factors have created an environment in which ignitions from human-caused activities can occur at a much higher rate than normal. Further, wildfires from such ignitions have the propensity to spread extremely quickly, presenting a significant risk to the public, as well as substantial obstacles to firefighters in the implementation of wildfire suppression strategies.

Forest Order 03-09-00-21-278 (283 KB)

Map (1.1 MB)

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Forest Order Number: 03-09-00-21-275

The Prescott National Forest will enter Stage I Fire Restrictions on Friday, May 14, at 8 a.m.  The goal of the fire restrictions is to protect public health by reducing the number of preventable human-caused wildfires. Restrictions will remain in effect until forest officials determine that conditions have changed sufficiently to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfire.

 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Forest Order Number: 03-09-00-21-275 (303 KB PDF)

Map (607 KB PDF) 

List of Exempted Recreation Sites (50 KB PDF)

Emergency Recreational Shooting Restrictions (248 KB PDF)

 

Order Number: 03-09-05-21-273 Camping Closure for the Hwy 260/Saltmine

The purpose of this Order is to mitigate natural resource degradation, including negative impacts to soil and water quality, stemming from overuse of the Restricted Areas by the public, as well as to protect public health and safety from forest user conflicts and sanitation issues.

Forest Order #03-09-00-20-266 Refuse Target Prohibition

Forest Order #03-09-00-20-266 prohibits possessing any refuse for the purpose of target shooting with a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun. 36 CFR 261.58(cc).

Regional Closure Order - Fireworks, Explosives and Sparks

Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.SO(a) the following acts are prohibited in the area as described in this Order and as depicted on the attached map hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A (the "restricted area"), within the Southwestern Region National Forests and National Grasslands in the states of New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, and Oklahoma.

View Order  www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd636708.pdf

 

Regional Motor Vehicle Code

PROHIBITIONS:

  • Operating any type of vehicle that does not comply with the Motor Vehicle Code for that state. 36 CFR 261.54 (a)
  • Operating any type of vehicle in a manner inconsistent with the Motor Vehicle Code for that state. 36 CFR 261.54 (b)
  • Using a road for commercial hauling without a permit or written authorization. 36 CFR 261.54 (c)
  • Operating a vehicle in violation of the Motor Vehicle Code for that state. 36 CFR 261.54 (d)
  • Being on the road while operating any type of vehicle in violation of the Motor Vehicle Code for that state. 36 CFR 261.54 (e)
  • Operating any type of vehicle carelessly, recklessly, or without regard for the rights or safety of other persons or in a manner or at a speed that would endanger or be likely to endanger any person or property.

36 CFR 261.54 (f) See Order 03-00-00-19-002

Ladders Dec 1 - June 30 Annual Eagle Closure; Forest Order 09-242

The closure was lifted this year on May 1, 2021.

In effect December 1 - June 30 annually, Forest Order 09-242 (2,876 KB PDF) protects a bald eagle nesting site along the Verde River.

Lynx Lake Dec. 1 - June 30 Annual Eagle Closure, Forest Order 09-243

In effect December 1 - June 30 annually, Forest Order 09-243 (3 MB PDF) protects a bald eagle nesting site along near Lynx Lake.  2018-19 Forest Order 09-243 and Map (642 KB PDF)

Inter-agency Law Enforcement Agreement; Regional Order R3-003 Dated 6/01/17

Gives Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers the authority to enforce AZ State motor vehicle laws on Forest Service system roads.

Explosives, Fireworks and Spark Arrestors; Regional Order R3-004 Dated 6/01/17

Prohibits use of explosives and fireworks, and requires spark arresters on forests in Arizona and New Mexico.

Verde River Wild & Scenic River Regulations; Forest Order 04-17-04-R; 3/21/17

This order is needed to protect unique riparian plant and wildlife resources and and to protect the public and nearby communities from the threat of wildfires and fecal coliform.  In addition, this  order is needed to implement the Verde Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan.

Blowout Creek Temporary Closure Order No. 09-232

Temporary closure prohibits entering or shooting in the Blowout Creek to protect the health and safety of the public and of contractors working on the site during the remediation from recreational shooting that commonly occurs in the area.  Effective January 18, 2017 until January 23, 2019 or until rescinded, whichever comes first  Forest Order No. 09-232 and Map (1,248 KB PDF)

14-day Camping Limit, Forest Order 09-225 Dated 9/14/2015

Prohibits camping on the Prescott National Forest for more than 14 days within a 30 day period.

For more information and to see a map: Forest Order 09-225 (1,327 KB PDF)

Prescott Basin Dispersed Camping Restrictions; Forest Order 09-233; 1/25/2015

Dispersed camping within the Prescott Basin is restricted to designated dispersed sites and limited to 7 days out of a 30-day period.



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