Creston News Room

Posted on: September 12, 2017

Ministry of Forests Information Bulletin - Off-road vehicle and backcountry restrictions reminder

CASTLEGAR  - The BC Wildfire Service reminds the public that the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational or hunting purposes on Crown land remains prohibited within the Southeast Fire Centre.


In addition, all Crown land within the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District remains closed
to public access due to the current fire danger ratings and the number of wildfires burning in
the region. While some parts of B.C. have been experiencing cooler temperatures and rain, the
fire danger rating is still "high" or "extreme"in many areas of the Southeast Fire Centre.

A map of the area affected by the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District closure is available
online: http://ow.ly/EfiR30eQBUm


Anyone found in contravention of the off-road vehicle prohibition or the backcountry closure
may be issued a violation ticket in the amount of $767. If the contravention causes or
contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and
associated costs.


The Southeast Fire Centre extends from the U.S. border in the south to the Mica Dam in the
north and from the Okanagan Highlands and Monashee Mountains in the west to the B.C.-
Alberta border in the east. The Southeast Fire Centre includes the Selkirk Natural Resource
District and the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District.


To report an off-road vehicle violation, call the Report All Polluters and Poachers (RAPP) line at
1 877 952-7277.


To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 tollfree.
For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures
and air quality advisories, visit: www.bcwildfire.ca


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