Inyo National Forest Moves to Stage II Fire Restrictions

Forest Service News Release

Deb Schweizer, Public Affairs Officer
[email protected]
Twitter: @Inyo_NF

Inyo National Forest moves to Stage II Fire Restrictions
BISHOP, CA August 24, 2021 — Due to increased fire activity throughout California and the northwest,
demand for firefighting resources, to protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the following
acts are prohibited within the Inyo National Forest.
• Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire.
• Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in
diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
• Welding, or operating an acetylene or other torch with an open flame.
Visitors with a valid California Campfire Permit are not exempt from the prohibitions contained in this
Order. However, they may use a portable stove or lantern using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid
fuel. Additionally:
• Motorcycles, ATVs, and chainsaws require an approved spark arrestor.
• Fuelwood collection must be done in compliance with the terms of the fuelwood permit.
Resorts, pack stations, recreation residences and other sites operated under special use permit from the
U.S. Forest Service may be exempt from the special orders, as long as any fire activity is conducted in
compliance with their permit and only at the site of their permit.
“Every effort to reduce the potential for new fire starts helps our firefighters, who are working under
extreme conditions. Demand for firefighting resources continues to be significant.,” said Lesley Yen, Forest
Supervisor.” “Do your part and be part of the solution to prevent unwanted fire here on the Inyo and in
California this very difficult fire year. Protect our communities, our firefighters, and our beautiful forests from
unwanted fires.”
The following are exempt from this Order:
• People who have a Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or
Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order.
• Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the
performance of an official duty.
This Order is effective from August 24, 2021, through December 31, 2021 and may be rescinded when
conditions warrant.

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11 months ago

[…] in the area and include issues such as “non-smoking”. To read the list of restrictions, click hereto […]

1 year ago

Yeah Sure , Restrict the Town Folk who had absolutely nothing to do with the Wildfires that are Raging in the so called REMOTE regions of the Sierra Nevada ! For the Last 40 years the California State Government has been Cutting this and De-Funding That . Such as the… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

How do you decide which words to capitalize?

leave the Money IN the MailBox!
leave the Money IN the MailBox!
1 year ago
Reply to  Hans

It’s kidnapper ransom note style Hans. He cuts them out of magazines and uses the first word that fits that he comes across.

Inyo Citizen
Inyo Citizen
1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

INYOFACE you should stick to hating on LADWP.

Dark Watcher
Dark Watcher
1 year ago
Reply to  INYOFACE

USFS was doing a good job and appropriately funded until a certain US president claimed that “government is not the solution, government is the problem.” It’s been pretty much downhill for the USFS since then. If we want USFS to get back to doing their job well, they need to… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Dark Watcher

You’re blaming the wrong president. Average acreage burned per year, while still low (under 10 million) compared to a century ago (over 30 million) rose during the 90’s from its low in the ’80s when Clinton’s Interior Department embraced the “let it burn” ideology they still have not fully abandoned.