FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

 

Fire restrictions go into effect on local forestlands June 22, 2015

On Monday, June 22, the Department of Forestry will increase restrictions on forest activities due to rising fire danger. The “Regulated Use” closure is specifically geared to reduce the chance of wildfires starting from public activities in forested areas. The restrictions ban the following activities:

  • Smoking in the forest except in closed vehicles
  • Campfires outside of designated campgrounds
  • All open fires
  • Use of motorized vehicles except on improved roads
  • Use of any fireworks and the use of chainsaws
  • Mowing of tall dead or cured grass between the hours of 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM
  • The Regulated Use closure also requires forest users to carry a shovel with a 26-inch handle and an 8-inch blade, and either one gallon water or a 2-1/2 lb., ABC-rated fire extinguisher

 

 

Fire season was declared on the West Oregon District on June16, 2015. This declaration primarily affects forest operations, such as logging sites, by requiring firefighting equipment on site and the use of precautionary measures against fire. The “Regulated Use” closure extends restrictions and preventative measures to the public on all private and Bureau of Land Management forest lands in Benton, Lincoln, Polk and Southern Yamhill counties.

As the summer progresses, conditions in the forest are forecast to be warmer and drier, pushing the fire danger up. The intent of the Regulated Use closure is to limit some of the potential ignition sources of forest fires. Human activities continue to be the top cause of forest fires.

For further information on the public use restrictions, please do not hesitate to contact the Oregon Department of Forestry during normal business hours.

Benton County:   Philomath Office – (541) 929-3266

Lincoln County:  Toledo Office – (541) 336-2273

Polk County or Yamhill County: Dallas Office – (503) 934-8146

 

 

PACK IT IN. PACK IT OUT

PLEASE PACK ANY WASTE ITEMS YOU CREATE WHILE RIDING (WATER BOTTLES, BEER CANS AND BOTTLES, TRASH, ETC.) OUT WITH YOU. 

ALL GARBAGE CANS HAVE BEEN REMOVED. 

WE ARE NOW SEEING TRASH IN A BUCKET AT BASIC TRAINING – NOT COOL!!! 

IT IS REAL SIMPLE. 

PACK IT IN. PACK IT OUT. 

PLEASE HELP KEEP BLACK ROCK CLEAN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACKROCK SHUTTLE EVENT 06/13/2015 & 06/14/2015

 

The Shuttle Event was AWESOME!!!!

If you missed this one stay tuned for future events.  We hope to have another shuttle Fall 2015!!!!

AS OF 05/17/2015 @ 5:00 PM ALL SPOTS FOR THE SHUTTLE EVENT ARE FILLED.  PLEASE CHECK HERE OR ON FACEBOOK FOR ANY UPDATES OR OPENINGS.

BRAAAAAAAAAAAAPPPPP!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

11169155_1449584965339820_3316862422360462717_n[1] BLACK ROCK JUNE 13TH AND 14TH 2015 SHUTTLE EVENT PRESS RELEASE

TIME TO SHRED-THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT

WHERE: BLACKROCK MOUNTAIN BIKE AREA – FALLS CITY OREGON

WHEN: SATURDAY – 06/13/2015 & SUNDAY – 06/14/2015

COST PER RIDER: $45.00 PER DAY OR $80.00 FOR BOTH DAYS

PRE-REGISITER BY EMAIL ONLY AND WILL BE ON A FIRST TO SIGN UP BASIS – RIDER CAP WILL BE 115 PER DAY – SO SIGN UP QUICK – THIS EVENT USUALLY SELLS OUT IN 3 DAYS OR LESS!!!

PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING INFO TO: brmba.shuttle@gmail.com

NAME

AGE

DAYS YOU WANT TO RIDE

 

PLEASE USE CARE AND EXTREME CAUTION WHEN CROSSING CAMP TAPAWINGO PROPERTY!!!!

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS

WAIVERS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YOU WILL NEED A PARENT OR LEGAL GAURDIAN TO SIGN A WAIVER

DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION FOR PRE-REGISTERED ATTENDEES OPENS AT 8:00 AM AT BASIC TRAINING

VOLUNTEERS WILL BE POSTED IN THE PARKING LOT TO PROVIDE DIRECTIONS

PARKING WILL BE ABOVE THE ORANGE GATE

SHUTTLE TRUCKS ROLL UP HILL AT 9:00 AM

TRUCKS STOP AT: 4:00 PM ON SATURDAY AND 3:00 PM ON SUNDAY

FREE CAMPING AVAILBLE AT THE GEORGE KITCHEN UPPER PARK IN FALLS CITY 3 MILES FROM BLACKROCK

MERCHANDISE AND FOOD / DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE – SO BRING SOME EXTRA CASH FOR COOL SWAG!!!

CHECK HERE OR THE BLACKROCK FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS

SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS

BLACKROCK PARKING LOT RULES AND ETIQUETTE

 

DON’T BE THE RIDER THAT RUINS THE ACCESS FOR EVERYONE.
RULES TO FOLLOW

• NO ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN THE PARKING LOT
• NO NUDITY – USE THE CHANGING ROOM
• KEEP YOUR DOG LEASHED WHILE CROSSING CAMP TAPAWINGO PROPERTY
• DO NOT LITTER – PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT
• SLOW SPEEDS WHILE CROSSING CAMP TAPAWINGO PROPERTY