Bear-safe food lockers installed at Little Grass Valley Reservoir campgrounds

Bear-safe food lockers are being installed at Little Beaver (loops A&B), Red Feather and Running Deer Campgrounds.

Gold Lake 4x4 trail and campground improvements

Temporary Closure July 9 - September 9

The Gold Lake 4x4 trail and portions of the 4x4 campground will be temporarily closed to allow installation of new evaporative toilets, signage, kiosk and benches, thanks to help from the Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee.

Campground hosts (2018) needed for Little Grass Valley Reservoir & Gold Lake

Volunteer campground hosts are needed. 

Gear Up On Call Fire Fighters Needed

The Plumas National Forest is currently recruiting candidates for several on-call (call-as-needed) fire crews.

Download and view the Fire Fighters Brochure.

Plumas NF to begin spring underburning

The USDA Forest Service will begin understory burn operations (prescribed fire) throughout the Plumas National Forest (PNF).

Over-Snow Vehicle Use & Groomed Winter Trails (Travel Management - Subpart C)

The Plumas National Forest is beginning to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the designation of over-snow vehicle (OSV) use, in order to comply with Subpart C (use by over-snow vehicles) of the Forest Service’s Travel Management Rule & a settlement agreement with Snowlands Network et al. The intent of this effort is to designate National Forest System roads, trails, and areas that are open to OSV use, as well as identify snow trails available for grooming.

Fire Lookout Celebrates Half-Century of Service

After 50 years on the job, fire lookout Wayne Pease is not yet ready to give up his corner office. That’s because his is not just any corner office. His comes with a view that even the most power-hungry executive might envy: 360 degrees of mountainous northern California national forest. Pease, who has spent 30 of his 50 years at Mount Hough on the Plumas National Forest (PNF), says that when he returns each season the view still takes his breath away. “I never get tired of it,” says the 73-year-old.  

Resource Advisory Committee Information

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination act of 2000 (SRS) (PL 106-393) was enacted to provide transitional assistance to rural counties affected by the decline in revenue from timber harvests on federal lands.