MEDFORD, Ore. — With sustained lower temperatures and rising moisture across southern Oregon, US Forest Service officials at the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest announced Tuesday that fire restrictions will be lowered effective Wednesday morning.
Within the RRSNF, fire danger ratings drop from "Moderate" to "Low" on all ranger districts. The Industrial Fire Precaution Level (IFPL) is also being changed to "Open Season," which means no restrictions.
“With the consistently cooler weather and precipitation received, we are now comfortable lifting all public use restrictions and IFPL’s that have been in place,” said RRSNF assistant fire staff officer Mike McCann.
All campfire restrictions will also be lifted, including those within the boundaries of the Wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River from Grave Creek to the mouth of Watson Creek.
The federal Bureau of Land Management administers the stretch of the Rogue River from Grave Creek to Marial, with fire protection from the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Forest Service manages areas from Marial downriver to the mouth of Watson Creek.
Fire danger levels on ODF-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties dropped to "Low" last Wednesday.