Retired Forester...now fishing instead of working
You need to take a chill pill. A half a dozen campers spread over 8-10 acres is not like theft. It's a ridiculous over reaction to say that these "law breakers" are somehow putting others at risk. Your reaction to camp fires is similar. First, there hasn't been a fire ban up there at this time of year in the last 20 years, so if people have a fire it's not an act of civil disobedience. I was up there and saw no sign indicating there was a fire ban, so others may have had similar experiences. There are fire pits with metal walls that extend about 16 inches and are located in gravel patches that are a long way from anything flammable. In addition, those fire pits are located in a huge frickin green meadow. It's highly unlikely that anyone will burn the area down. Take a deep breath.
Way back in Forestry school we were told to NOT break any laws pertaining to camping, fish and wildlife, etc. etc. It reflects badly on the profession and could get you immediately fired.
I still get mad at laws being passed and posted and then NOT ENFORCED.
Really, the only people affected are those that follow the law.
Or for those like in my case, that couldn't be caught breaking a regulation. I have paid campground fees when I knew the agency shouldn't be charging fees, but they were too lazy to remove the sign. In one case, I did get a letter of apology and my check returned seven months later when then opened up the campground in the spring.
I just wish that Governor's, and agencies if they pass emergency orders they follow up and enforce them. If your not going to enforce them DON"T PASS EMERGENCY ORDERS.
Enforce the regulations fairly or repeal them them....Don't play games by saying this is the law, but we will not enforce it!!!
BTW....the BLM considers the campground at Chopaka a campground, not dispersed camping.