The area closure on the Sheep Fire on the Salmon River Ranger District was also lifted, except for a road restriction on Slate Creek Road 354 from milepost 5 to milepost 9. These restrictions remain in place for public safety from rolling and falling debris resulting from extensive burning on steep slopes in the Sheep Fire area. Road closure signs are posted to alert the public. Skookumchuck Road 2025 and Nut Basin Road 441 can be used as alternate routes.
Visitors should be aware when they enter all burned areas in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests that they do so at their own risk. Substantial hazards exist in the form of snags, burned out stump holes, and material rolling on hillsides and onto roads. Please use all caution.
A current Summary of Closures & Restrictions is posted at: http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/alerts/nezperce/alerts-notices
Thank you for your patience and cooperation throughout the 2012 fire season. And good luck, hunters!