Forest Supervisors Office

Forest Supervisor

Scott Tangenberg

Executive Assistant

La Sean Brown




10845 Rancho Bernardo Rd. Suite 200, San Diego CA. 92127


Pass issuance, maps, general information. For dispersed camping/wilderness permits, see designated Ranger District

Hours of Operations

8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Closed for lunch between 12:00 to 12:30 hours may vary

Administrative Email


The Cleveland National Forest, one of 18 National Forests in Region 5, is the southern-most National Forest in California. It is divided into the Descanso, Palomar and Trabuco Ranger Districts which are located in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange counties. The Cleveland National Forest is approximately 465,000 acres in size and extends from Orange/Riverside County to the north to within 5 miles of the Mexico border on the south.


The Supervisors Office is located in gorgeous sunny San Diego, the eighth-largest city in the United States and the second-largest city in California. San Diego is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, immediately adjacent to the Mexican border and is best known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, and extensive beaches. More recently, San Diego has emerged as a healthcare and biotechnology enclave, home to some of the largest biomedical research facilities in the country.


The Supervisors Office conducts the administrative services for the entire forest, from recreation and permits, to forest health, resources management and recreational safety, the units all work together to create an overall healthy and resilient forest. For information on becoming part of the Cleveland National Forest team, please see our employment page. For more information on the City of San Diego, please visit the San Diego Chamber of Commerce