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Posted: 11/21/2003 2:11:05 PM EDT
Over Thankgsgiving or the holidays:
ORDER NO. 03-8
TEMPORARY CLOSURE
SAN BERNARDINO NATIONAL FOREST


Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), and to protect public safety and natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the San Bernardino National Forest. This Order is effective from November 7, 2003, through March 15, 2004.

1. Going into or being upon any National Forest System lands within the Old/Grand Prix Fire Closure Area. The Old/Grand Prix Fire Closure Area begins at the southwestern boundary of the San Bernardino National Forest in San Bernardino County, proceeding east to State Route 330, then north to State Route 18, then east to Green Valley Road, then north to Forest Road 3N16, then northeast to Forest Road 3N14, then northwest to the San Bernardino National Forest boundary, then west to Interstate 15, then south to State Route 138, then west to Lone Pine Canyon Road, then northwest to the east boundary of the Angeles National Forest, then south along the boundary of the San Bernardino National Forest to the southwestern boundary of the San Bernardino National Forest, as shown on the attached map. 36 CFR 261.52(e).

2. Being on any National Forest System roads located within the Old/Grand Prix Fire Closure Area. 36 CFR 261.54(e).

3. Being on Forest Roads 1N09 or 1N13. 36 CFR 261.54(e).

4. Being on any National Forest System trails located within the Old/Grand Prix Fire Closure Area. 36 CFR 261.55(a).

Pursuant to 36 CFR 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 a permit from the Forest Service specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act.

3. Owners or lessees of land within the Old/Grand Prix Fire Closure Area are exempt from prohibitions No. 2 and 3 to the extent necessary to gain access to their land.

4. Residents within the Old/Grand Prix Fire Closure Area are exempt from prohibition No. 2 and 3 to the extent necessary to gain access to their residences.

5. Employees and sub-contractors of contractors and public utility companies who are engaged in operations authorized by the Forest Service within the Old/Grand Prix Fire Closure area.

These prohibitions are in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 CFR Part 261, Subpart A.


Done at San Bernardino, California this 6th day of November, 2003.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 11:26:47 AM EDT
I thought shooting in a National Forest - except in lawful pursuit of game - is illegal.
Link Posted: 11/22/2003 12:44:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
I thought shooting in a National Forest - except in lawful pursuit of game - is illegal.



That's in National Parks like Yosemite.No shooting or carrying of any gunz in National Parks.

SB National forest has been open for decades to target shooters.
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