Climate Change in the Pacific Southwest

Responding to the challenges presented by climate change is one of the most urgent tasks facing the Forest Service. "Climate change is the biggest conservation challenge facing the Forest Service in the 21st century and contributing to global efforts that help forests mitigate and adapt to climate change is a priority for the Forest Service in California." ...read more

Pinecrest Recreation Area Improvements Coming!

Following Labor Day weekend 2012, construction activities in the Pinecrest Day Use Area will begin. Improvements taking place include: rehabilitate/replace aging facilities and infrastructure, meet accessibility needs, improve circulation and parking.  Visit the PG & E website for updates...

National Public Lands Day 2012 Trail Restoration and Dedication

 The Stanislaus National Forest had 25 workers including Forest Service employees, Boy Scout Troop 500, Me-Wuk Tribal Members and other volunteers for the 2012 National Public Lands Day "Shadow of the Me-Wuk" trail restoration project on the Summit Ranger District..

Lyons Reservoir Planning Unit (Rushing Meadow) Proposal

This sheet will provide you with information about the Lyons Reservoir Planning Unit (Rushing Meadow) Proposal. Please contact the Mi -Wok Ranger District for more information. (209) 586-3234.

Prescribed Fire Spring Preparations

As the snow begins to melt and spring nears, we begin to draw our thoughts toward another fire season. A part of our preparations includes prescribed burning to reduce the buildup of forest fuels.

Tuolumne River Permit

The Forest Service has managed rafting on the Tuolumne River since 1975. Commercial outfitters operate within a permit system under which the number of trips and passengers are limited. In a further effort to protect the river resources and promote user safety, all non-commercial floaters were also required to obtain permits through the Stanislaus National Forest's Groveland Ranger District Office.

Bald Mt. Heliport Office Building Dedicated to John Greeno

The Stanislaus NF dedicated the Bald Mt. Heliport Office Building to former Heliport Superintendent John Greeno on June 2, 2012.  To view Images and read more... 

2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington DC


On December 4th, the US Capitol Christmas Tree from the White River National Forest in Colorado was lit by Eagle Scout Ryan Shuster and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). This years tree was a  73 Foot Engleman Spruce from the Blanco Ranger District near Meeker, Colorado. Watch Video