Campfires and Firewood Cutting Restrictions in Place Within Fall East Ton Timber Sale Area

Thursday July 20, 2023

McCall, ID - Recent fires on endowment trust land within the Fall East Ton Timber sale area have resulted in Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) and the Southern Idaho Timber Protective Association (SITPA) banning campfires within that area.

Firefighters have responded to campfire escapes within the timber sale area which have reached logging slash, fortunately in those cases firefighters were able to stop the fire before it caused additional problems. Campfires near the logging slash greatly increases the risk of wildfire.

Signs are now posted on all accesses to the timber sale area and are posted throughout the area where campfires are prohibited.

IDL continues to prohibit firewood cutting within this sale area as the timber sale is still in an active status.  Firewood cutting in this area has been clearly marked as prohibited on the Payette Lakes Supervisory Area’s 2023 firewood cutting maps.