Forest Orders and Forest Regulations

Current Forest Orders

Forest Regulations

Subpart A—General Prohibitions

  • § 261.1 Scope.
  • § 261.1a Special use authorizations, contracts and operating plans.
  • § 261.1b Penalty.
  • § 261.2 Definitions.
  • § 261.3 Interfering with a Forest officer, volunteer, or human resource program enrollee or giving false report to a Forest officer.
  • § 261.4 Disorderly conduct.
  • § 261.5 Fire.
  • § 261.6 Timber and other forest products.
  • § 261.7 Livestock.
  • § 261.8 Fish and wildlife.
  • § 261.9 Property.
  • § 261.10 Occupancy and use.
  • § 261.11 Sanitation.
  • § 261.12 National Forest System roads and trails.
  • § 261.13 Motor vehicle use.
  • § 261.14 Use by over-snow vehicles.
  • § 261.15 Use of vehicles off roads.
  • § 261.16 Developed recreation sites.
  • § 261.17 Recreation fees.
  • § 261.18 National Forest Wilderness.
  • § 261.19 Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
  • § 261.20 Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail.
  • § 261.21 National Forest primitive areas.
  • § 261.22 Unauthorized use of “Smokey Bear” and “Woodsy Owl” symbol.
  • § 261.23 Wild free-roaming horses and burros.

Subpart B—Prohibitions in Areas Designated by [Forest] Order

  • § 261.50 Orders.
  • § 261.51 Posting.
  • § 261.52 Fire.
  • § 261.53 Special closures.
  • § 261.54 National Forest System roads.
  • § 261.55 National Forest System trails.
  • § 261.56 Use of vehicles off National Forest System roads.
  • § 261.57 National Forest wilderness.
  • § 261.58 Occupancy and use.

Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Regulations

The U.S. Forest Service enforces California Vehicle Codes (CVC) pertaining to OHV operations on Forest Service roads and trails. To view state regulations regarding OHV, click here.