On July 1st, 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt signed a declaration that created the Cleveland National Forest. Now, more than 100 years later, the Cleveland National Forest provides habitat for native wildlife, as well as a natural refuge and playground for many of the 3 million plus residents in the greater San Diego area. Read more about the history of the Cleveland National Forest how it was founded and evolved into the forest it is today!
Every year, aerial surveys are done by the Forest Service to detect and map tree mortality and damage in California. In 2014, about 2.7 million acres were surveyed in southern California, including the Angeles, Cleveland and San Bernardino National Forests. On the Cleveland National Forest, goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) was the primary agent of tree mortality, causing mortality on 2,600 acres. To see the 2014 Southern California Aerial Survey, please click here. For reports for other surveys, please click here.
Maps for Mobile Devices
US Forest Service provides several types of publications and maps to the public. The PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store. Click here for more info.
California Forest Pest Conditions Report
The 2013 edition of the California Forest Pest Conditions Report is now available. It covers forest health and pest issues impacting California’s forests, woodlands, and urban trees. For a copy of the report, click here.
Star Party Dates for 2014
An exciting amateur astronomy project occurs each spring, summer, and fall at Palomar Mountain's Observatory Campground. For more details, click here.
While the Orosco Ridge Shooting Area is closed, general recreation and hunting is not allowed. The Forest Service is maintaining the closure of the Orosco Ridge Recreational Target Shooting Area for an indefinite amount of time due to public safety concerns and the presence of hazardous materials.