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


Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest Plan Revision

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest’s Plan Revision Project, is currently on hold. Please check project webpage for status updates or information about the Region 6 Plan Revision strategy and coordination efforts around the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan Amendment.

Treasured Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences – The Majestic Methow

Natalie Kuehler

Since 2012, a portion of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that encompasses the Pasayten Wilderness and stretches almost all the way to Winthrop, Washington, has been part of the National Forest Foundation’s (NFF) Treasured Landscapes. In this Majestic Methow area, the NFF, the U.S. Forest Service, individuals and corporate partners, and local conservation organizations are investing more than $2 million in important restoration work. The NFF’s Majestic Methow projects were developed during community meetings in the Methow Valley. Here is a brief description of our current list. 

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Travel Management – Subpart A

Truck on Forest Road

The Chief of the Forest Service has directed all national forests to identify a road system adequate for safe and efficient access for recreation and resource management....

Be Bear Aware

Black Bear

Due to dry conditions, the Beckwourth Ranger District is observing an increase in bear activity. All people in bear-populated areas should be “bear aware” and exercise caution.


Volunteer Host

Gold Lake on the Plumas National Forest

Do you enjoy the outdoors and helping people? Being a campground host gives you the opportunity to meet different people, learn about an area, and serve the public.

Prescribed burns planned

Earl Ford Prescribed Burn

Burns reduce hazardous fuels and improve ecosystem health.

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