The Sierra National Forest is located in the eastern center of California.
Where is this Forest?



Lake of Lost Indian


The Sierra National Forest, located on the western slope of the central Sierra Nevada, is known for its spectacular mountain scenery and abundant natural resources. The Sierra National Forest encompasses more than 1.3 million acres between 900 and 13,986 feet in elevation. [Full Article]  EN ESPAÑOL



- Due to agency internal technical errors, our CARA database for accepting Scoping Period comments shutdown prematurely on Monday, September 29.

- The Forest Service has re-activated the CARA website ( to accept scoping comments period until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 3rd.

- Comments can also be submitted by:
 Email:
 U.S. mail: Land Management Plan Revision, U.S. Forest Service, 1839 South Newcomb Street, Porterville, CA 93257 (U.S. mail comments must be postmarked by October 3, 2014.)

- We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this internal technical error may have caused you.

- The Notice of Intent (NOI), detailed proposed action and maps are available for review at

- For earlier information regarding forest plan revision documents and the planning process prior to the release of the NOI and scoping period, please visit the Pacific Southwest Region’s planning website at:

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Fire Restrictions are now in place please view these restrictions!

Food Refuse Storage Requirements can be viewed here. 

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Dinkey Landscape Restoration Project/Collaborative

Dinkey Photo

The Dinkey Collaborative is a group of stakeholders representing diverse public interests to implement the federal Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program on the Dinkey Landscape.

Forest Plan Revision

R5 Map 3 Forests

The Sierra National Forest is one of three Forests in California revising its Forest Plan using the new Planning Rule. Interested parties are encouraged to learn more and participate.