Alerts & Notices

2019 Road Damage

2019 Road Damage Map

Interactive Road Damage Map

This winter, a series of strong storms hit California, causing extensive damage to roads, trails, infrastructure and ecosystems on California's National Forests. This map will help you determine where road damage has occurred and how it might impact your plans to visit the National Forest.

The map shows the damage of which we are aware. While the map is linked directly to the Forest Service database and is kept as current as possible, please contact your local Forest Service office for the most complete and up-to-date information on road damage.

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
  • View Forest Orders
  • Regulations for Forest Users


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.