Restrictions in forest revised

Mountain Democrat

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has revised fire prohibitions put in place last month due to dry conditions and potentially dangerous weather at peak fire season.

Propane and gas stove use is now permitted in developed recreation sites in the Eldorado National Forest. Developed recreation sites are defined as areas which have been improved or developed for recreation such as campgrounds and day use sites. All smoking and all fires are prohibited throughout the forest. Wood burning stoves inside recreation residences is allowed.

Dispersed camping, including in Desolation and Mokelumne Wilderness areas, remains banned.

“We understand how important access to national forests is to our visitors,” said Randy Moore, regional forester for the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. “As we evaluate fire and weather conditions on a daily basis, we will continue to make adjustments to ensure safe visitation. Our aim continues to prevent any new fires on the landscape.”  

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