Chill out: learn the signs of hypothermia
Every year, aerial surveys are done by the Forest Service to detect and map tree mortality and damage in California
The first national study, "Tree and Forest Effects on Air Quality and Human Health in the United States," finds that trees are saving lives and reducing respiratory problems.
The Sierra National Forest is requesting public input for the 2016 State Off-Highway Motor Vehicle (OHV) funding/proposal submission cycle.
The Forest Service is recognized as a leader in partnering appropriately and collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments and communities.
Protecting the Sespe Condor Sanctuary on the Los Padres National Forest
Successfully managing wildfires is a year-round job that requires action before they start, while they are burning, and after they are out.
Video: It takes a certain type of person to fight wildfires. It's not what they look like. Or sound like. It's not their heritage or their culture. It's their heart.
Forest Service exceeds yearly forest restoration goals
The Lake Tahoe Basin begins the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 24, 2014, at the South Shore office and Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at the North Shore office.
Christmas tree permits are available from the Mendocino National Forest through Tuesday, December 23.
Christmas tree permits went on sale at Modoc National Forest offices starting Friday, November 7, 2014.
Christmas Tree Permits for the Sierraville Ranger District on sale November 21.
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest began selling Christmas tree cutting permits November 1.
Permits for Christmas tree cutting on the Klamath National Forest are now available.
New Recommended Wilderness on the Cleveland National Forest
Los Padres Signs Record of Decision for Land Management Plan Amendment
San Bernardino National Forest Signs Record of Decision for Land Management Plan Amendment
The Forests to Faucets project uses GIS to model and map the continental United States land areas most important to surface drinking water.
Modoc National Forest officials announce a new Point of Sale System (POSS) will be in place soon that will provide more options for customers to pay for permits, passes, and maps.
On October 10, 2014, President Obama used his authority under the Antiquities Act to establish 346,177 acres of national forest land in the San Gabriel Mountains in southern California as a national monument. Learn more ...
Fall Colors 2014
The Inyo, Sequoia, and Sierra National Forests are revising their land and resource management plans (forest plans). Scoping documents are available at: http://tinyurl.com/r5earlyadopters
What makes the San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest and San Bernardino National Forest so special?
USDA Plans Regional "Climate Hubs"
Video: Forests help people and the economy
Regionwide listing of Ecological Restoration projects
In March 2011 the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. This plan reflects the Regional leadership's current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented.
Alliances and Partnerships supporting restoration projects will assist us and secure our Forests for future generations. In building California resiliency, we will need to increase the amount of acres restored from 200,000 to about 500,000 a year. With Partner assistance we can truly manage and protect these invaluable Forest resources.