Posted by: Stan Russell | May 2, 2022

LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST MONTEREY RANGER DISTRICT DOLAN FIRE ROAD CLOSURE

NEWS RELEASE

FOREST ORDER NUMBER 05-07-51-22-06
LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST MONTEREY RANGER DISTRICT DOLAN FIRE ROAD 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 within the Monterey Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest. This Order is effective from April 30, 2022, through April 29, 2023.

1. Operating a motor vehicle on the following National Forest System roads, as shown on the attached map:

  1. Forest Road No. 22S01 (Nacimiento-Fergusson Road) from its intersection with State Highway 1 to the western entrance of Nacimiento Campground;
  2. Forest Road No. 20S05.4 (South Coast Ridge Road) from its intersection with Forest Road No. 22S01 (Nacimiento-Fergusson Road) to its intersection with ForestRoad No. 22S04 (Prewitt Ridge Road); and
  3. Forest Road No. 20S05.3 (Central Coast Ridge Road / Cone Peak Road) from its intersection with Forest Trail No. 3E10 (North Coast Ridge Trail) to its intersection with Forest Road No. 22S01 (Nacimiento-Fergusson Road).

36 C.F.R. § 261.54(a).

Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

  1. Any Federal, State or Local Officer or member of an organized rescue or fire-fighting force in the performance of an official duty.
  2. 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.
  3. Owners or lessees of private land within the boundaries of the Los Padres National Forest, to theextent reasonably necessary to gain access to their land.
  4. Persons with a U.S. Forest Service contract, special use permit, or partnership agreement authorizing work on the closed roads or closed recreation site, and their employees, sub- contractors, and agents, to the extent necessary to perform the authorized work.
  5. Employees, contractors, agents, and cooperators of the Department of Plant Pathology, University of California at Davis, who are conducting research on Sudden Oak Death pursuant to Agreement No. 19-DG-11052021-209, to the extent reasonably necessary to gain access to research plots within the Dolan Fire footprint.

This Order supersedes Order 05-07-51-21-19, dated October 27, 2021.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions contained 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 an individual or $10,000 for an organization or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571 and 3581.

Executed in Solvang, California this 29th day of April 2022.

ANTHONY EDWARDS Acting Forest Supervisor Los Padres National Forest

This Order supersedes Order 05-07-51-21-19, dated October 27, 2021.

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