Plumas NF Over-snow Vehicle Use

Draft Environmental Impact Statement – opportunity to comment


Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Available

Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits are available at forest offices and may also be purchased by mail. Walk-in permits are available through December 21 while permits-by-mail must be requested by December 1 to ensure timely delivery. Permits are $10 and include a map of tree cutting areas, as well as safety information and helpful tips. Two permits are allowed per household; please read the instructions on your permit carefully as there are no refunds.

Forest Service offices are closed on Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day (offices are open Friday, Nov. 23) and weekends except select Saturdays including November 24 and December 1. Because cutting areas may be quickly limited by snow, dress warmly and plan to get your tree early. 

More program specifics, including mail-in instructions


Feather River Ranger District Collaborative

The Feather River Ranger District has formed a new collaborative in an effort to provide a venue and opportunity for any interested or concerned citizen or stakeholder to be involved in the active and adaptive management of lands on the Feather River Ranger District.

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.  

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.

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

Volunteer campground hosts are needed. 

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.