The Lassen National Forest is located in the north eastern part of California.
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The Lassen National Forest lies at the heart of one of the most fascinating areas of California, called the Crossroads. Here the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet and blend.

Recent News


Lassen NF OHV Grant Proposal Available for Review and Comment

Each year, the Lassen National Forest has an opportunity to submit grant applications to the California State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division (OHMVR) for consideration for funding in support of the Forest’s on-going Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) program. The Division is currently soliciting proposals for the 2015 grant cycle, and the Lassen National Forest is considering one project for submission.  Preliminary applications for 2015 projects are available for review and comment on the OHMVR Division's website,

Current Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

On June 30, 2010, the Lassen National Forest released its first annual Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM).  This map culminated nearly six years of planning and defined our baseline system of public roads and motorized trails.  Cross-country travel by wheeled motorized vehicles off this transportation system is now permanently prohibited except by special use permit.  As this system evolves in coming years we intend to better accommodate various forms of motorized vehicle uses while protecting resources and improving management of a broad range of visitor activities. Please visit our Motorized Travel Management pages for more information.


Lassen fuelwood helps keep local communities warmer, wildfires smaller

Cutting fuelwood is part of the local culture for communities around the Lassen National Forest, as many of the rural homes in the area rely on the forest to heat their homes in the colder months.<...

Forest and Community Partners Educate Kids on Public Lands

Lassen National Forest (LNF) and partners in the community are bringing area youth onto the forest to help improve environmental education for school children.


Know Before You Fly: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (aka Drones)

The U.S. Forest Service is highly interested in new technologies and believes there is potential to use Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)... 

Forest Employee Lends a Hand at 2015 Rose Parade

Megan Mullowney's enthusiasm for the Pack Stock Program led her to the 126th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1st.

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