The Plumas National Forest is located in the northeastern part of California.
Where is this Forest?

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Situated in the Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, the Plumas is versatile in its land features, uncrowded, and enhanced by a pleasant climate. Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted year round to its many streams and lakes, beautiful deep canyons, rich mountain valleys, meadows, and lofty peaks. Come and enjoy your national forests!

Recent News


Kid’s Creek Forest

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The “Kid’s Creek Forest” in the eastern portion of the Delleker “T,” near Portola, CA, will soon be delineated by a fence and designated with formal signage.

The fence will protect the special area allowing students and teachers from C. Roy Carmichael Elementary School and Portola Jr./Sr. High School to safely explore a wide variety of educational resources and opportunities on the site, according to Janine Book, Acting Beckwourth District Ranger. In the next few years, the students will be involved in planning trails as well as designing interpretive signs and other projects.

The overall Children’s Forest  project, announced last spring, is a partnership between the Plumas National Forest, Plumas Unified School District (PUSD), Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, the Feather River Land Trust and the City of Portola.  A Forest Service grant provided project funding.

Fall Fest draws crowds, churns out creativity

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Skies were clear over the Mt. Hough Ranger District on Saturday, but the air was chilly and leaves were showing the first hints of brown. It was October 1, and coincidentally, one of the first cool days of the season. For the guests at the Plumas National Forest Fall Fest held at the district headquarters, it was an opportunity to enjoy and learn about the forest, play games, and hear great music! This year, creative youngsters sampled a variety of craft projects that left them paint-spattered, glitter-smeared, and smiling. Other activities included an “archeological” dig for buried treasure, a chance to use tree rings to guess the age of a tree, and a tour of the Butterfly Valley Botanical Area. In addition to arts and crafts, the Fall Fest offered grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, and Smokey Bear made an appearance!

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FireWorks on the Plumas National Forest

Fireworks curriculum

Teachers from the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) had their passion for science ignited during a recent workshop that introduced the new FireWorks Curriculum for the Sierra Nevada.

Historic Gravesite Restoration on the Plumas National Forest

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Twenty-four volunteers helped Forest Service archaeologists on the Plumas National Forest (PNF) survey for pioneer graves in Plumas and Sierra Counties.


Trails bring student crews together

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The Bucks Lake Wilderness has pristine mountain lakes, breath-taking vistas, and the Pacific Crest Trail. But it also is the best rendezvous place for aspiring youth stewardship leaders.

Sly Creek Dam access road temporarily closed

Road washout

Forest Service road #21N16 remains closed following heavy rains in early March 2016. The surface of the road suffered extensive erosion, as did the underneath and on the slope below.

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