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PistonsChick 07-27-2009 02:35 PM

TSF Trails - OPEN August 1st @1:00am
 
Tillamook State Forest -
TRAILS ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Following is a notification that was forwarded to me today by Dave Hiatt - OHV Specialist for Oregon Department of Forestry
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From: WALLMARK Jennifer L
Sent: Monday, July 27, 2009 11:34 AM
To: Tillamook Notifications

Subject: NW-1 to Level II, NW-2 & NW-3 to Level III (effective 0100 at 7/28/09)

EFFECTIVE 0100 ON 7/28/09, NW-1 goes to IFPL 2 and NW-2 & NW-3 go to IFPL 3. Shutdown restrictions are listed below. (Tillamook District is now only comprised of zones NW-1 and NW-2, the district boundary with Forest Grove District is the boundary between NW-2 and NW-3.) http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/FIELD/TIL...on/nw_IFPL.pdf

The Level changes also affect OHV use on the Tillamook State Forest. Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, and Trask and the trails in the BLM Nestucca Riding Area are CLOSED and will remain closed until further notice. The gravel roads in the Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, and Trask areas remain open for OHV use.

All Designated posted dispersed sites on the Tillamook District are now closed for campfires. Campfires are only allowed at Designated Campgrounds (Jordan Creek, Keenig Creek, Jones Creek, Diamond Mill, and Nehalem Falls).

Under Industrial Fire Precaution Level 3, the use of fire or power-driven machinery in any operation area is unlawful unless such use is in compliance with the following:

Complete Shutdown. The following activities are not permitted at any time, except as noted:

1. Cable yarding systems, except gravity systems using non-motorized carriages may operate between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m., when all blocks and moving lines are suspended at least 10 feet above the ground (except the line between the carriage and the chokers).

2. Power saws, except power saws may operate at loading sites and on tractor or skidder operations between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

3. Tractor, skidder, feller-buncher, forwarder, and shovel logging operations, except if equipment with a blade capable of constructing a fireline is immediately available and able to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire, then operations are allowed between 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Partial Shutdown. The following activities are not permitted between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.:

1. Mechanized loading or hauling of any product or material.

2. Blasting.

3. Welding or cutting of metal.

4. Any other spark emitting activity not specifically mentioned.

Under Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2, the use of fire or power-driven machinery in any operation area is unlawful unless such use is in compliance with the following:

Partial Shutdown. The following activities are not permitted between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., except as noted:

1. Power saws, except power saws used at loading sites.

2. Cable yarding.

3. Blasting.

4. Welding or cutting of metal.

...UNSEASONABLY HOT THIS WEEK WITH INCREASING MID-LEVEL INSTABILITY... Here is the link to the National Weather Service:

http://newweb.wrh.noaa.gov/total_for...il=FWF&sid=PQR

Thanks!

Jennifer Wallmark
OS2/Lead Dispatcher
ODF Tillamook District
503-842-2545

PistonsChick 07-27-2009 11:37 PM

TSF Trails - CLOSED Starting 7-28-09 @ 1:00pm
 
And here is information about the specific date and time of the closure implementation from Randy Peterson:

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Hi Everyone,

Due to an increase in Fire Danger and the Industrial Fire Precaution Level being raised to an IFPL 3 the OHV trails in the Tillamook State Forest (Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, and Trask) and the OHV trails in the BLM Nestucca Riding Area are CLOSED effective at 1:00 AM Tuesday, July 28th and will remain closed until further notice. In the Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, Trask and BLM Nestucca Riding areas the gravel roads remain open for OHV use.

We will let you know as soon as the trail closure is lifted.

Please help us spread the word in the OHV community and, as always, feel free to call if you have any questions.

Thanks for your help!

Randy Peterson

Recreation Program Manager
Forest Grove District
Tillamook State Forest
801 Gales Creek Road
Forest Grove, OR 97116
503.359.7470
http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/TSF/Recreation.shtml

PistonsChick 07-31-2009 02:59 PM

TSF Trails - OPEN August 1st @1:00am
 
Hi Everyone,

Lower temperatures and higher humidity have reduced the fire danger. As a result we will be dropping back to an Industrial Fire Precaution Level 2 effective at 1:00 AM Saturday August 1st.

That means the OHV trails in the Tillamook State Forest (Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, and Trask) and the OHV trails in the BLM Nestucca Riding Area will be OPEN for use again effective Saturday August 1st.

Please help us spread the word in the OHV community and, as always, feel free to call if you have any questions.

Thanks for your help!

Randy Peterson
Recreation Program Manager
Forest Grove District
Tillamook State Forest
801 Gales Creek Road
Forest Grove, OR 97116
503.359.7470

http://egov.oregon.gov/ODF/TSF/Recreation.shtml


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