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!
Plumas National Forest Prescribed Fire Program Management Officer Ryan Bauer is no stranger to fire—he’s had 21 seasons of experience fighting it. Sometimes, that means fighting fire with fire. While prescribed burns tend to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, prevention isn’t the only reason they’re used, or even the primary reason.