Alerts & Notices

Subject: Forest Order – Termination of Fire Restrictions (High &Moderate Hazard Areas)

With forecasted precipitation, shorter days and cooler nighttime temperatures, I recommend that fire
restrictions for the High Hazard Areas enacted on August 9, 2022 by Forest Order No. STF-16-2022-
08 and for the Moderate Hazard Areas enacted on July 26, 2022 by Forest Order No. STF-16-2022-07
be terminated.


Criteria for activation of prohibitions in High Hazard Areas are based on National Fire Danger Rating
System indices and fuel moisture conditions. The recent indices of Burning Index and Energy
Release Component have fallen below the thresholds of 60 or greater and 70 or greater respectively.

Criteria for activation of prohibitions in Moderate Hazard Areas are based on National Fire Danger
Rating System indices and fuel moisture conditions. The recent indices of Burning Index and Energy
Release Component have fallen below the thresholds of 80 or greater and 82 or greater respectively.

Current Burning Index and Energy Release Component are well below thresholds with expected
weather forecasts to bring more rain to the lower elevations and an abundance of snow in the higher
elevations.

Alerts


  • STF Forest Order No. STE-16-2022-06 Occupancy & Use Use Camping Limits
  • Regional Order No. 22-01 -  Fire Restrictions
  • Fire Restrictions Terminated
  • Modified Fire Restrictions
  • Stanislaus National Forest opens comment period for recreation fee proposal
  • Stanislaus National Forest Reopens to the Public, September 16
  • Forest Order STF-2021-16-12 Fire and Target Shooting Restrictions
  • Forest Order STF-16-2021-11 Henry Fire

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Closures


  • Forest Order No. STF-16-2022-11
  • STF-16-2022-10 Temporary Road Closure_FINAL
  • STF-16-2022-09 Emergency Road Repair Road Closure (Order)
  • Forest Order STF-16-2021-03 Lumsden Road Closure

Conditions

Local Road & Weather Conditions

The weather can change suddenly and dramatically. Be prepared by monitoring road and weather conditions before you set out for the day. 


Public Notices

Over Snow Vehicle Use Designation Maps Now in Effect

The Stanislaus National Forest Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Map Now in Effect


The Forest Service has designated a system of trails and areas for OSV use on the Stanislaus National Forest to provide public access and ensure the safety and enjoyment for all users. The Over-Snow Vehicle Use Map (OSVUM) identifies where and when OSV-use is authorized to occur.
The Stanislaus National Forest OSV-use designations include:


• 119,104 acres of cross-country OSV use
• 24.7 miles of NFS OSV-use trails available for grooming
• 58.4 miles of un-groomed NSF OSV-use trails
• Minimum snow depth requirements