Dual-Sport/Adventure/SUV Route to the
Lassics Botanical Area on the Six Rivers NF
(Area Closed Due to the Lassic Fire which is part of the Mad River Fire Complex)
Both street-legal and non-street legal OHV recreation is impacted by wildfires. Many of the lightning-sparked fires burning in California and elsewhere in the West have understandably resulted in the immediate closure of popular routes used by dirt-bikes, ATVs, dual-sports, SxSs, 4WDs, SUVs, and adventure bikes.
In the long-term, what is most important for recreationists is the closure period of the Forest Order related to a fire event. Some Forests institute a mandatory one-year or longer closure order to all public entry. On the other hand, some Forest Orders state the closure is in effect until… “the fire is declared out” or the “fire season has ended.”
QWR commends the Six Rivers National Forest Supervisor, Merv George Jr., for his commitment to reopening roads and trails once safe conditions are restored.
LINK TO SIX RIVERS NF PM FIRE UPDATE AND GEORGE STATEMENT ON ROADS/TRAILS
“We recognize the impact these roads, trails and area closures have on the public and these decisions have not been made lightly. These closures are necessary for public safety and fire operations,” said Merv George Jr., forest supervisor. “Knowing your desire to get into some of these areas as soon as possible, we will work with the incident management team and local law enforcement to lift the closures when it can be done safely.”
Once again, QWR urges riders to check in with your local Forest Service or BLM office to find out what roads, trails, and areas are closed due to wildfires. A link with updated info is listed below:
LINK TO WILDFIRE INFO ON FS AND BLM LANDS
Stay safe! Also, feel free to post comments on how things are going in your neck of the woods.
Knoxville OHV Staging Area
*QWR is concerned the Jerusalem Fire is headed for the BLM’s Knoxville OHV Area
LINK TO MAP