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!


Over-Snow Vehicle Use & Groomed Winter Trails (Travel Management - Subpart C)


The Plumas National Forest is beginning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the designation of over-snow vehicle (OSV) use, in order to comply with Subpart C (use by over-snow vehicles) of the Forest Service’s Travel Management Rule & a settlement agreement with Snowlands Network et al. The intent of this effort is to designate National Forest System roads, trails, and areas that are open to OSV use, as well as identify snow trails available for grooming.

Concow Maidu Tribe of Mooretown Rancheria earns 2015 Regional Forester’s Award

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The Southwest Pacific Region of the Forest Service held its annual Regional Forester’s Awards celebration December 9 in Sacramento, to honor the tireless efforts of forest partners throughout the state of California. The Concow Maidu Tribe of Mooretown Rancheria earned this year’s Partnership of the Year award, presented by Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the Southwest Pacific Region.

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Plumas National Forest hiring temporary employees

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The Plumas National Forest is planning to fill several temporary positions in various locations. Jobs are available in archaeology, botany, recreation, timber, wildlife, and firefighting.

Proyecto Navidad introduces children to winter in the forest

children discover archeology at Proyecto Navidad

Children from Oroville and Yuba City participated in Proyecto Navidad 2015, held December 5 at the Challenge Work Center, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest.


Prescribed burns planned for Fall 2015

prescribed fire burns low beside a road

Plumas National Forest officials have started prescribed burn projects to reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.

Upcoming Recreation Rental: Historic Crocker Guard Station

Crocker Guard Station in the Fall

The historic Crocker Guard Station, located in the Beckwourth Ranger District of the Plumas National Forest, is scheduled to open for the public as a recreation rental in spring 2016.

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