The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Medford Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have increased fire restrictions on lands located within the boundaries of the Wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River.
The Wild and Scenic Rogue River is managed by the Medford District BLM from Grave Creek downriver to Marial, and by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest from Marial downriver to Watson Creek.
These restrictions are effective through Nov. 30:
• Campfires, including stove fires and warming fires, are prohibited.
• Portable cooking stoves using commercially produced pressurized liquid or gas may be used. Cooking areas must be naturally free of vegetation.
• Charcoal briquettes can be used within a raised fire pan or similar device that will contain fire and ashes only, on areas free of vegetation that lie between water and the high-water mark, from Marial downstream to the mouth of Watson Creek. Ashes must be hauled out.
• Travelers are required to carry one shovel and a bucket.
• Smoking is prohibited, except in boats on the water and on sand and gravel bars between the river and the high-water mark free of vegetation.
For more information, visit www.swofire.com.