Alerts & Notices

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Before venturing out, please contact the nearest Forest Service office for recent information on alerts, advisories, notices and closures.

Regional Orders

For all forests in Region 5 (California)
Order Quick Subject
16-05: Operating a vehicle unsafely on National Forest System Roads. Also operating a vehicle without a commerical permit. Vehicle
16-01: Possessing or operating a motor vehicle in violation of California Vehicle Code 38010-38506. Vehicle
15-01: Using an explosive, fireworks, and operating an engine without a spark arrestor. Fire
15-02: Public Safety Alcohol related
15-04: Operating a motor vehicle Vehicle
15-05: National Forest System Roads - Possessing or operating a motor vehicle in violation CVC 38010-38506 (Division 16.5 Off-Highway Vehicles) Roads
88-2 Pacific Crest Trail: Using or possessing a bicycle except by special-use authorization on the Pacific Crest Trail. Use

Forest Alerts and Notices

Information related to forest orders, road closures, traffic conditions, weather reports, avalanche advisories, and more can be found in the "Alerts & Notices" section of all websites for the National Forests in California. Because of the large land base covered by the state of California, many unforeseen dangers present unpredictable challenges for our visitors.

Please take a few moments to read through the current alerts and notices of the National Forests in California.


Current Wildland Fire Information

The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view. Additional incident specific information can be accessed at InciWeb.




InciWeb, the Incident Information System

The Wildland Fire and Incident Information System, also known as InciWeb, is an information management system developed to provide the public with a single source of information related to wildland fire information. The Pacific Southwest Region is participating in InciWeb to efficiently present information on wildfires and other incidents.


Outdoor Safety & Ethics

There are many exciting adventures awaiting your visit to a national forest: safety of visitors is the number one concern of the US Forest Service!

The Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention (CFFP) Program, commonly known as the Smokey Bear Program, was created to maintain public awareness of the need to prevent human caused wildfires.


Predictive Services: Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center

The Operations Northern California Center (ONCC) is a fully functional cooperative organization that includes representation from multiple agencies.

Predictive Services: Southern California Geographic Area Coordination Center

The center provides logistical support and intelligence for wildfires in Southern California as well as logistical support for other non-fire disasters.