Forest Closure Order Modified for MRD of the LPNF

Sorry I am late with this, but today I need to stock up on groceries for the weekend.

FOREST ORDER NO. 05-07-51-21-05
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST
MONTEREY RANGER DISTRICT
DOLAN FIRE EMERGENCY ROAD, TRAIL, AND CAMPGROUND CLOSURE
Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a) and (b), and to provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited in the Monterey Ranger District within the Los Padres National Forest. This Order is effective from May 29, 2021, through July 28, 2021.

  1. Being on the following National Forest System Roads, as shown on the attached map:
    a. Forest Road 22S01 (Nacimiento-Fergusson Road) from its intersection with State Highway 1 in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 4 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (MDBM) for approximately 10.3 miles to the western entrance of Nacimiento Campground in the SE 1⁄4 of Section 15, Township 22 South, Range 5 East.
    b. Forest Road 20S05.4 (South Coast Ridge Road) from its intersection with Forest Road 22S01 (Nacimiento-Fergusson Road) in the NW 1⁄4 of Section 20, Township 22 South, Range 5 East for approximately 4.1 miles to its intersection with Forest Road 22S04 (Prewitt Ridge Road) in the SE 1⁄4 of Section 32, Township 22 South, Range 5 East.
    36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).
  2. Operating a motor vehicle on the following National Forest System Roads, as shown on the attached map:
    a. Forest Road 20S05.3 (Central Coast Ridge Road / Cone Peak Road from its intersection with Forest Trail 3E10 (North Coast Ridge Trail) in the NW 1⁄4 of Section 1, Township 22 South, Range 4 East for approximately 6.4 miles to its intersection with Forest Road 22S01 (Nacimiento-Fergusson Road) in the NW 1⁄4 of Section 20, Township 22 South, Range 5 East, as shown on the attached map.
    b. Forest Road 19S09.3 (Arroyo Seco – Indians Road) from the gate in the SW 1⁄4 of Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 5 East near Memorial Park Campground for approximately 2.8 miles to the gate in the NW 1⁄4 of Section 1. Township 21 South, Range 4 East near Escondido Campground.
    c. Forest Road 19S09D (Escondido Campground Road) from its intersection with Forest Road 19S09.3 (Arroyo Seco – Indians Road) in the NW 1⁄4 of Section 1, Township 21 South, Range 4 East for approximately 0.2 mile to its ending terminus in the NE 1⁄4 of Section 2, Township 21 South, Range 4 East.
    36 C.F.R. § 261.54(a).
  3. Being on Forest Trail 4E17 (Kirk Creek Trail) from its intersection with State Highway 1 in Section 26, Township 22 South, Range 4 East for approximately 5.0 miles to its intersection with Forest Trail 4E13 (Stone Ridge Trail / Vicente Flat Trail) in the SW 1⁄4

of Section 12, Township 22 South, Range 4 East, as shown on the attached map. 36 C.F.R. § 261.55(a).

  1. Entering or using the following campgrounds:
    a. Chalk Peak Campground in the NW 1⁄4 of Section 33, Township 22 South, Range 5 East, as shown on the attached map.
    b. Escondido Campground in the NE 1⁄4 of Section 2, Township 21 South, Range 4 East, as shown on the attached map.
    36 CFR 261.58(b).
    Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:
  2. Any Federal, State or Local Officer or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  3. 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.
  4. Owners or lessees of private land within the boundaries of the National Forest, to the extent reasonably necessary to gain access to their land.
  5. Persons with a U.S. Forest Service contract, special use permit, or partnership agreement authorizing work on the closed roads, closed trails, or closed recreation sites, and their employees, sub-contractors, and agents, are exempt from the prohibitions listed above to the extent necessary to perform the authorized work.
  6. Persons hiking between Forest Trail 4E08 (Lost Valley Trail) and Forest Road 19S09.3 (Arroyo Seco – Indians Road) or vice-versa are permitted to travel on Forest Road 19S09D (Escondido Campground Road) through Escondido Campground but may not use the campground.
    These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A.
    A violation of these prohibitions is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for and 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.
    Executed in Solvang, California this 28th day of May, 2021.
    ____________________ KEVIN B. ELLIOTT
    Forest Supervisor
    Los Padres National Forest