Some of the reasons for implementation of special orders is to protect public safety, prevent resource damage, preserve a particular areas setting (such as non motorized), protect wildlife populations and many other reasons. Special orders may prohibit a specific activity or impose permit requirements. Some examples of permits that may be required are hiking, camping or burning permits.
Below is a listing of the possible special order regulations which may be implemented. Please check the National Forest you are considering visiting to see if any special orders have been implemented and to check the specifics of the restriction.
Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 - Parks, Forests, and Public Property
PART 261--PROHIBITIONS IMPLEMENTED BY SPECIAL ORDER
- §261.50 Orders.
- §261.51 Posting.
- §261.52 Fire.
- §261.53 Special closures.
- §261.54 National Forest System roads.
- §261.55 National Forest System trails.
- §261.56 Use of vehicles off National Forest System roads.
- §261.57 National Forest wilderness.
- §261.58 Occupancy and use.
- §261.70 Issuance of regulations.