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. Know before you go!

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.


  • Closed trails and recreation sites
  • Fire Restrictions
  • Road Conditions
  • Limited front office hours
  • Safety Hazards in a Burned Landscape
  • Forest Order 08-21-06: Developed campground stay limits
  • Forest Order 08-21-05: Dispersed camping stay limits
  • News Release: Drought forces water shut off at campground

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  • Critical Forest Order 08-22-05: Campgrounds Closed for Public Safety
  • Critical Trail 85303 on the Grindstone Ranger District closed due to landslide
  • Critical Forest Order 08-22-01: Ranch Fire and August Complex Closures
  • Critical M1 Road Closure at Bar Creek Slide
  • Forest Order 08-22-02: Chico Seed Orchard Spring and Summer Hours

Public Notices

How to Obtain Project Activity Levels

Please call the Mendocino National Forest Contractor Activity Phoneline at (530) 934-1240 to receive the current Project Activity Level (PAL).