Land & Resources Management

Land and resources management refers to the management of the land and resources such as water, soil, plants and animals, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. Land and resources management is congruent with the concept of sustainable development, a scientific principle that forms a basis for sustainable global land management and environmental governance to conserve and preserve natural resources.

Land and resources management specifically focuses on a scientific and technical understanding of resources and the life-supporting capacity of those resources.


Motorized Travel Management

The rapid expansion of motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands is impacting the natural and cultural resources of federal lands. The Chief of the Forest Service has identified unmanaged recreation - especially impacts from motor vehicles - as one of the key threats facing the nation's forests today.

2019 Stanislaus national Forest seasonal road status

Information as of April 12, 2019

The Sierra Nevada received significant snowfall during the 2018-2019 winter season and much snow remains at higher elevations on the forest. Seasonal roads are scheduled to reopen April 15, unless road conditions are not deemed safe for public transportation. 

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