Regional Order No. 20-09 USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Camping ProhibitionSeptember 8th, 2020
Regional Order No. 20-09 USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region Emergency Camping Prohibition
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551 and 36 C.F.R. 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety, the following act is prohibited within the Eldorado National Forest, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lassen National Forest, Plumas National Forest, and Tahoe National Forest. This Order is effective from September 08, 2020, through September 14, 2020.
Camping, except within a Wilderness Area or within 500 feet of the Pacific Crest Trail. 36 C.F.R. 261.58(e).
Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
1. Persons with Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order.
2. Any Federal, State or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
3. Persons with a Forest Service non-special-use written authorization to conduct non-recreational activities, such as harvesting timber or forest products, or grazing livestock.
This prohibition is in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A.
A violation of this prohibition is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C. 551 and 18 U.S.C. 3559, 3571 and 3581.
Done at Vallejo, California, this 7th day of September, 2020.