With the advent of shorter days, cooler temperatures and significant precipitation in the forecast, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has terminated the public use restrictions for fires on the Wild Rivers, Siskiyou Mountains and High Cascades Ranger Districts effective Friday, September 30, 2011. Fire danger on the Forest remains High and the Industrial Fire Precation Level (IFPL) remains at Level II.
IFPL II, referred to as “partial hoot owl”, prohibits industrial operations including power saws (except at loading sites), cable yarding, blasting and welding or cutting of metal, between the hours of 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. local time. These restrictions apply to all contractors and permit holders, including those with permits to cut personal use firewood.
Fall is a fabulous time for visitors to enjoy their forests, but all are encouraged to be cautious with fire while out in the woods and to make sure campfires and smoking materials are completely extinguished before leaving.