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

The public meet highly trained firefighters and learn more about their arduous duties and equipment. The U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, Tuolumne Rancheria Fire Department firefighters meet the local meeting and share information on becoming a fire‐adapted community. The Stanislaus National Forest continues to monitor a few snags smoldering in the wilderness.




Welcome to the Stanislaus National Forest, where you can fish in over 800 miles of rivers and streams, stay in a campground, or hike into the backcountry seeking pristine solitude. You can swim near a sandy beach or wade into cold clear streams cooling your feet while lost in the beauty of nature, raft the exciting Tuolumne River, or canoe one of the many gorgeous lakes. You can ride a horse, a mountain bike or a snowmobile. Clearly the choice is yours in the special places of the Stanislaus National Forest.  Read more...



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Latest Forest Information

For Rim Fire Recovery media inquiries call 209-432-3709 or

View the new Rim Fire Recovery page. Click here..

The Stanislaus National Forest has a variety of permanent and temporary positions available. This is the time to apply! Click here..

The Forest will be conducting prescribed burns on the forest. Find out where! Click here..

Motorized Travel Management information, maps and documents for the Final Environmental Impact Statement phase of the project are currently available.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (Updated 2012)- display roads and trails that are open for motor vehicle use by the public on the Stanislaus National Forest. The free maps also display public and private land ownership, plus any seasonal closures or restrictions by vehicle type.


Horses on the Tonto NF- Update from Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth

Phoenix (June 11, 2012) -- There is apparently misinformation circulating on the internet and in the media that there is to be a “roundup” and “slaughter” of horses on the Tonto National Forest.  We have been contacted by many people to express their concerns and would like to reassure them:

Click here to read the letter from the Forest Supervisor, Neil Bosworth

Death Traps For Birds

Thousands of skulls were found in seven feet of detritus in a 22’ irrigation pipeline that had falle

Death Pipes are everywhere. Any open top vertical pipe is a death trap to birds and other wildlife.

This is an invisible problem. Unlike birds colliding with buildings, windows or other structures where they remain visible and obvious to people, birds, trapped in pipes end up dying a slow death completely unnoticed in sewer systems, septic tanks and other hidden locations.

This is a widespread problem that kills millions of birds and one that individuals can work to solve with little cost and effort.


Rim Fire Recovery EIS and Record of Decision

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The  EIS discloses the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that would result from four alternatives.  

Artist in the Woods

Artist in the Woods

The Forest is accepting applications for the 2014 Artist in the Woods program, where professional artists stay for two weeks in a historic cabin in the woods during the fall.