Photo of Caples Lake from a trail. Photo looking up at the ridge with a waterfall cutting through the trees. Photo from a boat of a boatramp with forest in background. Photo of river cutting through a small canyon in the forest. Photo of facility sign with the building in the background. Photo of granite flat with sporadic trees and rocks. Photo of the lake looking through aspen tree leaves that have turned gold.
 

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Preliminary Advertisement for Timber Sales

Two projects are being preliminarily advertised so interested parties can examing the sale area prior to winter.

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Christmas Tree Permit Sales begin November 13

Since the early 1500’s, trees have been the center of holiday activities. Begin the holiday season with an outing to cut the family tree on the Eldorado National Forest.

Tree Mortality

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Information on the Eldorado National Forest's and California's Tree Mortality response.

 




SOFAR All Lands Cohesive Strategy

A collaborative project in the South Fork American River (SOFAR) watershed, involving communities, public and private timber, water, power, recreation, and protected species.

Forest Plan Revision

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The Forest Plan guides how the forest is managed for the next 15-20 years. View an introductory video and join our mailing list to receive updates. 


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About The Eldorado National Forest


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