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!
Forest-wide Unauthorized Route Decommissioning
The Cleveland National Forest is planning a project to decommission the highest priority unauthorized routes across its three Ranger Districts, returning the landscape to its desired condition and educating and directing motorized vehicle users to legal opportunities. Scoping comments for the project’s environmental analysis must be received by March 19, 2015, as detailed in the scoping letter available online at: //www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=43836.
Three Sisters Falls Recreation Management Project
The Palomar Ranger District of the Cleveland National Forest proposes to 1) adopt and/or construct an official trail to Three Sisters Falls, 2) decommission and restore existing user-created trails, and 3) create a dirt/gravel parking area off of Boulder Creek Road. Scoping comments for the project’s environmental analysis must be received by March 25, 2015, as detailed in the scoping letter available online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46285.
Forest Seeks Public Comment on Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Application for 2014/2015 "Green Sticker" grants
Forest officials will submit a cooperative grant application to the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for 2014/2015 "Green Sticker" grants. Beginning March 3, 2015, the application can be viewed by clicking on the "Grants" tab on the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation website at http://www.ohv.parks.ca.gov/. Comments on the application must be received by April 6, 2015.
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.