Friday, August 28, 2015

IFPL Update


SUBJECT:             NW-1 lowers to IFPL 1
                              NW-2 & NW-3 lower to IFPL 2
-        OHV Trails are open in waiver area
-        Non-industrial chainsaw open in waiver area

TO:                        Media, Cooperators and Industry

FROM:                  Oregon Department of Forestry

DATE:                   August 28, 2015

Effective: 01:00 a.m., PDT, Saturday, August 29, 2015

Regulated Use Zone NW-1 will be going to Industrial Fire Precaution Level 1 and NW-2 & NW-3 will be going to IFPL Level 2 effective 01:00 am, Saturday, August 29, 2015. 

The Non-Industrial Chainsaw waiver and the OHV waiver are now applicable.  The OHV trails in the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forest (Nicolai Mountain, Browns Camp, Jordan Creek, Diamond Mill, Trask and the trails in the BLM Nestucca Riding Area) are now open.

LEVEL I – Closed Season:
Fire precaution requirements are in effect. A Fire Watch/Security is required at this and all higher levels unless otherwise waived.

LEVEL II - Partial Hootowl:      
The following may operate only between the hours of 8 P.M. and 1 P.M. local time:
·        power saws except at loading sites;
·        cable yarding;
·        blasting;
·        welding or cutting of metal.

Fire watch waiver is still in effect:
IFPL 1 = I hour
IFPL 2 = 2 hours
IFPL 3 = 3 hours

IFPL 4 = Shutdown