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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

PROCLAMATION - Treasure Valley/West Central Mountains Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

August 4, 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 Restriction measures to apply to all state and private managed lands in the following areas outside of incorporated city limits as described below:

Grangeville Fire Restriction Area, Zone 1 –Riverbreaks:

The western boundary predominately follows the Snake River.
The northern extent follows the southern edge of the IDL Ponderosa Forest Protective District; Hwy 12; the Clearwater/Idaho County line; and Lolo Creek until it meets the western boundary of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest boundary. The western extent continues south along the National Forest property. The southern extent includes a 2-7-mile-wide dogleg that buffers Hwy 95 from Slate Creek to Gotzinger.
For a detailed map, showing all Idaho Fire Restriction Areas, visit:

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, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 until this order is otherwise rescinded.




David A. Groeschl, State Forester
Idaho Department of Lands