Alerts & Notices

Prescribed Fire - Winston RoadPrescribed Fires

The U.S. Forest Service uses prescribed fire as a management tool on National Forest System lands.  When burns occur an alert will be posted the day of the burn for recreation areas located near the burn where visitors may smell or see smoke - scroll down to see any alerts posted.   They will be titled "Prescribed Fire: (Road/Location)".   For more information on Prescribed Fire.


What's the Weather like?

Find current weather conditions from the National Weather Service at . Click on the interactive map for local forecasts in your area of interest.


To find information on the local fire danger: Meso West - Great Lakes Fire/Fuels Website.




If you are looking for a burn permit you must check the MI-DNR Burn Permit website for conditions and to obtain a burning permit:



Weather presented through US Forest Service sites is public domain and derived from data from the National Weather Service. The Forest Service is not responsible for the accuracy of this data.


If I have an emergency on the National Forest, who should I contact?

If you have an emergency on the National Forest, the best thing to do is call 911 and they will dispatch the nearest help.


Visiting the Forests

Weather, trail, and road conditions can be highly dynamic and may change with little or no warning. Other changes in both natural and management conditions may also affect your visit. The Forest Service cannot foresee or control most of these changes, but we do our best to make this information available to help visitors avoid unpleasant surprises. It is your responsibility to “know before you go.” So, before your trip, check the weather, learn about trail and road conditions, and check for important notices.


  • Poplar Creek Bridge Closure - Wexford County
  • Huron-Manistee National Forests Issuing Free Firewood Permits Through Mail
  • MI-DNR "Do Not Eat" Advisory - Deer taken within 5 miles of Clarks Marsh
  • Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Found in MI!
  • Advisory DO NOT EAT FISH- Au Sable River from Foote Dam to L. Huron/Clarks Marsh
  • Fee Free Day - National Get Outdoors Day
  • Always check river conditions before visiting
  • Don't Move Firewood! Help stop the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer

Public Notices

Orders of the Forest Supervisor

As a visitor to the National Forest, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forest, natural resources and to provide for public safety of visitors.

These rules are available to you on-line below or at any office of the Huron-Manistee National Forests. Please take time to read and understand them. If you have additional questions please call your local Forest Service Office for clarification.