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.

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.




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.