Mastication (mechanical thinning) of brush, small understory trees and downed woody fuels happening on approximately 300 acres of National Forest System land near Washington Ridge and Cooper roads. Work will occur throughout the summer and into fall.
Work areas for this project will be signed. The public is urged to exercise caution in the area, as contractors will be operating equipment, including masticating/chipping machinery that can throw debris up to 300 feet.
There may be temporary detours of some trails, which will be clearly signed.
For more information, please contact the Yuba River Ranger District at (530) 288-3231.
The Western States Trail was closed from the east side of Deadwood Ridge at the well and across the canyon up to the Pacific Slab Mine. The trail is now fully open and all signs should be removed by 4/24/2015.
The Deep Creek Road (#89-015) off Hwy 89 south, near Goose Meadows campground, is closed for resource protection Aug. 19 to Sept. 15, 2014, and from Nov. 1, 2014, to Sept. 15, 2015. This is per Forest Order # 17-14-05.
Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Such orders will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers. Follow the link listed above to view and read the Forest Orders.