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



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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



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Wondering about the Wilderness areas on the Sierra?

Wishon Quarry Road Closure Forest Order 15-15-01.

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Recent News


Forest Plan Revision

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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. 

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.


The Forest Partners with California Energy Corps

Partners with California Energy

The Forest Service has partnered with California Energy Corps to conduct energy and water audits.

Travel Analysis

Logo Travel Management

The Travel Management Rule of 2005 directs the Forest Service to evaluate its general road system.