Alerts & Notices
Please 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.
- No woodcutting permit needed until further notice - All Rules Still Apply
Date(s): Mar 26, 2020
Federal agencies operate under the U.S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. These laws guide our policies and how we manage national forests and grasslands.
Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulation 261.50 (a) gives each Forest Supervisor the authority to issue orders which close or restrict use of the of described areas within the area over which he/she has jurisdiction. An order may close an area to entry or may restrict the use of an area by applying any or all of the prohibitions authorized in Title 36, Part 261, Subpart B, of the Code of Federal Regulations.
The current orders for the Modoc National Forest are posted so that visitors can reasonably be expected to be familiar with them. See list of Current Forest Orders
Driving on roads and highways in the National Forests of California can be a pleasant adventure or it can be frustrating, tiring, and sometimes even hazardous. For current road conditions anywhere in California, call 1-800-427-7623 or visit the Cal Trans web site.