Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Hot Weather and Dry Conditions Initiate IFPL 3 Restrictions For Forest Workers Beginning July 25, 2018

As of 0100 on July 25, an IFPL III / Restricted Shutdown goes into effect.

The following is prohibited except as indicated:
Cable yarding - except that gravity operated logging systems employing non-motorized carriages or approved motorized carriages (defined below), may operate between 8pm and 1pm when all blocks and moving lines are suspended 10 feet above the ground except the line between the carriage and the chokers and during rigging.

The following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M. where mechanized equipment capable of con-structing fire line is immediately available to quickly reach and effectively attack a fire start:  (ground-based operations defined below)

 Power saws on ground-based operations;

 Rotary head saw feller-bunchers with a continuous Firewatch;

 Non-rotary head saw feller-bunchers;

 Tethered logging systems (defined below).

The following are permitted to operate between the hours of 8pm and 1pm:

   Power saws at loading sites
   Loading or hauling of any product or material
   Welding, cutting or grinding of metal

    Any other spark emitting operation not specifically mentioned.

OHV Recreationists are restricted to gravel roads.