Published: 7/20/2014 12:09AM
Earlier this afternoon, the Ochoco National Forest
issued the following statement:
The Ochoco National Forest has issued an area closure that
encompasses all National Forest system lands from Forest
Road 42, along both the north and south forest boundary to
Highway 26 on the west, with additional acreage north of the
Mill Creek Wilderness. See the attached map and closure order
for clarification and additional details.
There are several active wildfires within this area closure
and fire managers ask that the public respect these closures
for their safety and the safety of firefighters who will be
working in the area. This order will be in place until rescinded.
This means that Indian Trail Spring, where Oregon Star Party
takes place, is closed until further notice.
The directors of Oregon Star Party want to emphasize that the
star party is still scheduled take place this year. We are
continuing to work closely with the National Forest Service
and federal and local fire officials for quick updates and
clarity on the conditions. Updates will be posted on
the Oregon Star Party website,
Oregon Star Party forum, and
Cloudy Nights forum.
The committee is doing everything possible
to reinforce our dedication to the safety of everyone attending
Oregon Star Party.
We are tremendously grateful to the fire fighters and everyone
else involved in battling the wildfires not only in the Ochoco
National Forest, but also throughout the Pacific Northwest. Their
dedication and hard work is deeply appreciated and we hope for
their continued safety.