Every year the Mendocino National Forest issues wet weather trail closures for Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) as trail conditions require to provide for public safety and protect natural resources during the winter season, approximately November through June.
Naturally occurring asbestos can pose a health risk if disturbed and asbestos fibers are released into the air. Asbestos is typically found in ultramafic rock formations that are present in every California county.
Pursuant to 16 USC 551 and 36 CFR 261.50(a), and to provide for public safety and to protect natural resources, the following acts are prohibited within the Chico Genetic Resource Conservation Center (GRCC) on the Mendocino National Forest. See full closure order here.
All visitors and users of the National Forests are subject to Federal Regulations. The points of conduct listed here are generally included in and enforceable through Federal Regulations. All of the regulations are published in Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations and are on file at all Forest Supervisor and District Ranger offices. Violation of orders and regulations is subject to punishment by a fine or imprisonment.
Authority: 16 USC 551, 7 USC 1011(f)
State traffic and game laws apply to National Forests unless otherwise specified.