US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region

A diverse landscape awaits

From the tallest mountains to the rolling sea, adventure awaits! The National Forests in California are home to such unique scenic areas as Mt. Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Mt. Whitney, and the Big Sur coast.

Visit your Pacific Southwest Region Forests

Welcome to the Pacific Southwest! The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service manages 20 million acres of National Forest land in California and assists the State and Private forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. Eighteen national forests are located in this region, in the North Coast, Cascade, and Sierra Nevada ranges and from Big Sur to the Mexican border in the south Coast range. Watch a video to find out more about who we are and the work we do.

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  • Confronting the Wildfire Crisis

    The cover of the Wildfire Crisis Strategy report.

    USDA Forest Service announces additional landscapes to address wildfire risk to infrastructure and communities.