Forest Visitor Maps are at a smaller scale than topographic quadrangle maps and typically do not show contours. They are best used to view an entire National Forest and are great for driving through or planning a trip to the forest, showing recreational sites, campgrounds, public information sites and other attractions in the forest. A Forest Visitor Map divided into quadrangles is available online »
Wilderness maps and special area maps are used to illustrate specific recreation opportunities over specific areas, and provide information appropriate to the maps themes, such as how to obtain Wilderness use permits if needed. These maps typically provide more detail than the Forest Visitor map and are used for hiking and other activities.
Forest Visitor maps, Wilderness maps, and Topographic Quadrangle maps may also be purchased at any unit office on the Mendocino National Forest.
Forest Visitor or Forest Wilderness maps of the Mendocino National Forest and other National Forests in California can also be ordered by phone 7 days/week from the National Forest Store at (406) 329-3024. Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover are accepted. There is no postage or handling charge.
Geological Survey Maps
To provide outdoor enthusiasts and others greater access to maps of the nation's 192 million acres of national forests and grasslands, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Forest Service have entered into an agreement to make Forest Service maps and Topographic Quadrangle maps available from the USGS.
Mendocino National Forest Business Plan
The business plan (pdf 2.44mb) answers such questions as: What is the business of this forest? What are the functional responsibilities and operational standards of the organization? How much money does this forest need to operate within appropriate standards? What is the forest's financial situation? It provides the forest managers with a powerful tool to communicate the current and future work of their organizations.