ROSEBURG, OREGON – August 9, 2012 – Effective Monday, August 13, at 1:00 a.m., all areas within the boundaries of the Umpqua National Forest, and all private, county, state and BLM land protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association in areas DG-1, DG-2,UA-1 and UA-2 will enter an Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) II with a rating of high fire danger.
Precaution level II, or "partial hoot-owl", prohibits blasting, welding, cable yarding or the use of power saws, except at loading sites, from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on all lands within the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Umpqua National Forest. The restrictions apply to all contractors and permit holders working on the Umpqua National Forest, including those with permits to cut personal-use firewood. In addition, the use of chain saws for non-industrial activities (such as woodcutting) on lands protected by DFPA is prohibited from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For information about the Umpqua National Forest call the Forest Supervisors’ Office at (541) 957-3200, or visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/umpqua
For information about DFPA and to stay current on wildland restrictions for the public and industry, call DFPA’s closure information line at 672-0379 or visit its web site at www.dfpa.net. For other business, contact the DFPA at 672-6507.