Public-use restrictions regarding campfires, chainsaws, smoking and off-road vehicle travel in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will be lifted as of Sept. 18.
“I would like to remind the public that although cooler temperatures and recent rain have reduced the need for public use restrictions, we are still in fire season,” said Bret Ruby, fire management officer.
“Fires should be built in a fire ring and should never be left unattended,” he said. “Please help us prevent wildfires. Extinguish campfires by adding water and stirring the coals until the fire is completely out.”
Forest visitors are reminded to obtain the most current public use restriction information before heading out. If you are unsure of which restrictions apply, please call 541-426-5546 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/wallowa-whitman
Fire restrictions within one-fourth mile of the Snake River, in the Eagle Cap Wilderness and along the Grande Ronde River are not affected and will remain in place.
To report a wildfire, please call 911.