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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Notice of Stage I Fire Restrictions - Idaho Department of Lands


IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

August 1, 2017

NOTICE OF RESTRICTIONS

Whereas, Extreme fire danger exists within parts of Idaho, herein after described;

 

NOW THEREFORE, under the authority vested in me under Section 38-115, Idaho Code, and the Rules Pertaining to Forest Fire Protection, I hereby direct the following Stage I Fire Restrictions measures to apply to all state and private managed lands in the following areas outside of incorporated city limits as described below:

 

  • Coeur d’Alene Fire Restrictions Area (Coeur d’Alene Dispatch Zone, in its entirety (see attached maps)

Portions or all of the six Idaho Panhandle counties (Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Shoshone, Benewah, and Latah)

 

North Zone

 

Beginning at the Washington, Canadian and Idaho Border then east along Idaho-Canadian Border to the Administrative boundary between the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF) and Kootenai National Forest (KNF), then south following the same boundary to Line Point, then south along the state line and then southwest along the IPNF-KNF administrative boundary to the state line, then south crossing the Clark Fork River to Elk Ridge, then west along IPNF and KNF, then follow divide between Pend Oreille Lake and the Coeur d’Alene River Drainage (Sandpoint Ranger District and Coeur d ‘Alene River Ranger District Administrative Boundary) to Chilco Mountain Ridge, then north along Coeur d’Alene River-Sandpoint Ranger District administrative boundary to Bernard Peak, then west on ridge to Section 16 and North to Pend Oreille Lake, then west and north around Idlewilde Bay and Scenic Bay to Cape Horn, then west along Bonner and Kootenai County Line to the Idaho Washington State Line, then North across the Pend Oreille River, then north along Idaho Panhandle-Colville National Forest Administrative Boundary to the point of beginning.

 

South Zone

 

Beginning at the 332A and 332 Road junction, southeast along IPNF-KNF administrative Boundary to the Idaho-Montana State Line, then southeast along the state line to Thompson Pass continuing along stateline to Lookout Pass, continuing along state line to Graves Peak, then west along IPNF-Clearwater National Forest Administrative Boundary to Floodwood State Forest-IPNF Administrative Boundary, then north to Road 220, then northwest along road 220 to road 457, continue on road 457 to road 457 and road 301 junction, continue on road 301 to Gold Center Creek and Road 759, then north on road 759 to road 321, then west on road 321 to road 226 then west on road 226 to road 1491, then south on road 1491 to road 321, then through Clarkia, across Highway 3 to Clarkia Peak, then to Cedar Butte, Bechtel Butte and Sherwin Point, then south to Highway 3, then south to Bovill, then along Potlatch River to the west line of Section 30, Township 39 North, then south on section line to Township 39 North and Township 38 North Line, then east one section, south one section, east one section, south two sections, east one section, south to the Clearwater River, then west along the river to Hubbard Gulch, then northwest along Hubbard Gulch to northwest corner of section 23, then west five sections, north one section, west one section, north two sections, west one section, north four sections, west three sections, north two sections, west seven sections to Washington-Idaho State Line, then North to Kootenai-Bonner County Line, then east on county line to Cape Horn on Pend Oreille Lake, then west and south around Scenic Bay and Idlewilde Bay to Farragut State Park and Sandpoint Ranger District Administrative Boundary, then north and east along Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District boundary to Bernard Peak and Chilco Mountain Ridge, then east along same administrative boundary (Pend Oreille Lake-Coeur d’Alene River Divide) to Weber Saddle, then north and east along same boundary to Summit Camp, then south and west to the beginning.

For a detailed map, showing all Idaho Fire Restriction Areas, visit: http://idahofireinfo.blogspot.com/p/fire-restrictions.html

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

 

  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire except within a designated recreation site or on their own land and only within an owner-provided fire structure (see definition).
  2. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
     
    DEFINITIONS:
    Designated Recreation Site: A recreation area that has been improved and designated by sign as a privately-owned commercial campground, tribal, or agency-owned campground, picnic area, or trail head.
    Owner-Provided Fire Structure: A permanent metal or concrete improvement specifically designed for the purpose of containing a campfire, or cooking fire provided by the agency, or landowner, with a clearance of ten feet on all sides that is free of any flammable vegetation.  This does not include a metal fire pan.


 

EXEMPTIONS:

  1. Persons with a written permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
  2. Persons using a fire solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels.  Such devices, including propane campfires, may be used only in an area cleared of flammable material.
  3. Private landowners using charcoal (disposed of properly) or propane barbecues on their own lands.
  4. Persons conducting activities in those designated areas where the activity is specifically authorized by written posted notice.
  5. Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
     
    For additional information on restrictions in a specific area, please contact the local land management office.

An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for any fire started by the exempted activity.

 

These restrictions shall be in full force and effect from 0001 hours, Friday, August 4, 2017 until this order is otherwise rescinded.

 

 

                                                                       

David Groeschl, State Forester

Idaho Department of Lands