Alerts & Notices

Safety First

Safety FirstPlease be aware of these alerts and notices because many unexpected situations can present difficult challenges for forest visitors.

Be well informed and prepared for your next visit to the forest.

Before venturing out, contact the nearest Forest Service office for recent information on alerts, advisories, notices and closures.

To report an emergency, please call 911.


  • Attention! Bonfires and campfires prohibited on beaches at Lake Tahoe
  • Attention! Portable charcoal grills prohibited on all Forest Service beaches
  • Follow precautions against plague
  • Regulations for Forest Users
  • View Forest Orders


Danger Tree Information

Tree mortality levels have substantially increased in forests in California over the past few years correspondent to the ongoing 4 year drought. Learn how the USDA Forest Service is responding to Tree Mortality in California. 

Public Notices

Forest Orders

Regional Foresters and Forest Supervisors may issue orders that will close or restrict the use of certain areas if the need arises. Such orders will be posted so that visitors to the National Forest can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. Copies of the orders will be available in the offices of Forest Supervisors and District Rangers.  Follow the link listed above to view and read the Forest Orders.

Regulations for Forest Users

As a visitor to the National Forests, you are asked to follow certain rules designed to protect the Forests and the natural environment, to ensure the health and safety of visitors, and to promote a pleasant and rewarding outdoor recreation experience for all visitors.  Follow the link listed above for more information.