Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System (NFS) lands within the San Juan National Forest in the State of Colorado (the “Restricted Area”) and on all roads and trails located within the Restricted Area (the “Restricted Roads and Trails”), as shown on the attached map incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A.
The purpose of this Order is to protect public health, safety, and natural resources by preventing wildfires
The following acts are prohibited in the Restricted Area and on the Restricted Roads and Trails:
Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from the prohibitions specified below:
Notice regarding Exemptions: The persons exempted above are on notice that they are responsible for conducting activities subject to these exemptions in a safe and prudent manner using extra precautions and are electing to proceed at their own risk. An exemption does not absolve an individual or organization from liability or responsibility for damage, injury or loss to the United States for any fire started while undertaking the exempted activity.
This Order becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. on May 20, 2022 and remains in effect until December 31, 2022 or until rescinded, whichever event occurs first.
Executed in Durango, Colorado on this 20 day of May 2022
A violation of the prohibitions in this Order is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organizations, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 USC §§ 3559 and 3571