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Forest Service to increase access to National Forests in California

Posted at 3:57 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 19:00:03-04

VALLEJO, Calif.  — The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will increase access to some national forests in California starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday. However, the use of campfires, gas stoves, etc. on all National Forest lands is still prohibited.

The following national forests are still closed, Angeles NF, Cleveland NF, Los Padres NF, Inyo NF, Klamath NF, San Bernardino NF, Sequoia NF, Sierra NF, and Six Rivers NF.

The following national forests may open to varying degrees, Eldorado NF, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lassen NF, Mendocino NF, Modoc NF, Plumas NF, Shasta-Trinity NF, Stanislaus NF, and the Tahoe NF. These forests will follow their own forest orders.

"We understand how important access to the National Forests is to our visitors," said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. "Continued closures are essential based on extreme fire conditions, critical limitations of firefighting resources, and to provide for firefighter and public safety.”

Visitors are encouraged to contact their local National Forest for more information.

Check here to see which sites are open. To contact your local National Forest check here.