Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Some Closures Lifted in Buckskin Fire Area

Effective July 10, 2015, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has re-opened portions of the area previously closed for public safety in the Buckskin Fire area. The McGrew Trail is a popular destination for motorized recreationists that begins west of O’Brien and travels to Sourdough Camp, and is now open in its entirety.

Areas remaining closed to provide for public health and safety due to active fire and extreme fire conditions include the areas included in the fire perimeter, Buckskin Peak, Franz Meadow, and Doe Gap. A map of the closure area (which includes the fire perimeter), as well as the official Forest Order, may be obtained at the Gold Beach and Wild Rivers Ranger District offices, and the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest office in Medford. Additionally, the information is available online on the Forest website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/news/rogue-siskiyou/news-events

The closures are effective through October 31, 2015, or sooner if conditions are favorable to rescind the order. The Forest Service will notify the public when the closure order is no longer in effect.

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