Weed Free Feed 

Approval of Feed Grain Mills and Storage Facilities

Closure Notices

(This signed order will be officially enforced beginning 2002. This will apply to ALL NFS lands in NEVADA, NORTHERN SIERRA FRONT and the CALIFORNIA section of the Toiyabe National Forest. Acceptable feeds include: certified weed free hay, hay cubes made from certified weed free hay, any pelleted feed.)

Order No. 04-17-00-1




Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(a) and (b), to prevent the spread of noxious weeds, the following acts are prohibited on all National Forest System lands, Forest Development Roads, and Forest Development Trails within the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, until further notice:

  1. Possessing, storing, or transporting any hay, straw, mulch or forage product. 36 CFR 261.58(t).

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this order:

  1. Persons with a permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission.

  2. Persons with a receipt from a State or County Agricultural Officer which documents that any hay, straw, mulch or forage product is free of noxious weeds/seeds and has been certified as such.

  3. Persons possessing, storing, transporting and/or using pelletized feed.

  4. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

Done at Sparks, Nevada this 4th day of January 2000.

/s/ Burt Kulesza                                 
Forest Supervisor
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

Violation of this prohibition is punishable as a class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both (15 U.S.C. 551 and 18 U.S.C 3571 (b) (6) and (c) (6).

(Contact Ranger Conservationist Technician Brett Glover, 775-778-0253, Ecologist Karn Zamudio, 775-355-5341, Public Affairs Office Christie Kalkowski, 775-355-5311, Nevada Department of Agriculture, 775-688-1180, for more information.)

For additional information on closure notices, please write to info@weedfreefeed.com.