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


PNF Community Meet & Greets

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Plumas National Forest Supervisor Daniel Lovato and Deputy Forest Supervisor Barbara Drake invite interested members of the community to a series of informal “Meet & Greet” events, which will be held at various locations throughout the forest.

“This gives us a chance to meet you and learn about your perspectives regarding opportunities and challenges of working with the Forest Service, successful partnerships we can build on, and how we might work together most effectively,” said Lovato. 

Dates, times and locations for each event are contained in the linked flyer.


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.

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FireWorks on the Plumas National Forest

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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.

Interagency team keeps Tobin Fire camp running

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Throughout this week’s response to the Tobin Fire, the incident management team has ensured that firefighters have hot meals, running water, and quiet spaces to sleep.


Fall Fest draws crowds, churns out creativity

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Guests at the Plumas National Forest Fall Fest enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the forest, play games, and hear great music!

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.

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