Plumas NF Over-snow Vehicle Use

Draft Environmental Impact Statement – The comment period has been extended until March 1, 2019 and open houses have been rescheduled in response to the partial government shutdown.


Smoke Information

Links to some excellent websites for smoke information.

EPA AirNow

EPA Fire Tools

California Air Resources Board


New FireWorks educational program for the Sierra Nevada

Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) science teachers are using an exciting new fire science curriculum to ignite students’ passion for science.

Kid’s Creek Forest

The “Kid’s Creek Forest” in the eastern portion of the Delleker “T,” near Portola, CA, will soon be delineated by a fence and designated with formal signage.

Fire Restoration

The Plumas National Forest has embarked on efforts to restore public lands impacted by the Storrie, Rich, and Moonlight Fires.

Historic Gravesite Restoration on the Plumas National Forest

Twenty-four volunteers helped Forest Service archaeologists on the Plumas National Forest (PNF) survey for pioneer graves in Plumas and Sierra Counties.

Trails bring student crews together

The Bucks Lake Wilderness has pristine mountain lakes, breath-taking vistas, and the Pacific Crest Trail. But it also is the best rendezvous place for aspiring youth stewardship leaders.

Sly Creek Dam access road temporarily closed

Forest Service road #21N16 remains closed following heavy rains in early March 2016. The surface of the road suffered extensive erosion, as did the underneath and on the slope below.

Field Days Prep Students, Volunteers to Fight Fire

Local high school students alongside volunteer firefighters met near Portola and Quincy for three field days that gave them the chance to experience a day in the life of a firefighter.

Plumas National Forest trains teens to be forest caretakers

Caring for the more than one million acres of scenic mountain lands in the Plumas takes an enormous amount of time and energy, which happen to be two things teenagers have in abundance.

Biological invaders: the American bullfrog

The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is native to the eastern United States and Canada.

Prescribed Burns Vital to Forest Health

While prescribed burns tend to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, prevention isn’t the only reason they’re used, or even the primary reason.

Summer interns choose Plumas National Forest for life-changing experience

Up before the dawn. In the summertime. This is the life of interns from Feather River College working on the Plumas National Forest.

Forensic dogs locate and protect history

The February edition of the Root Cellar Preserves, a publication of the Sacramento Genealogical Society, highlights the unique contributions of forensic dogs on the Plumas National Forest.

Backcountry Discovery Trail

This 150-mile-long discovery trail is a perfect place to begin your explorations of the Plumas National Forest!

Be Bear Aware

Due to dry conditions, the Beckwourth Ranger District is observing an increase in bear activity. All people in bear-populated areas should be “bear aware” and exercise caution.

FireWorks on the Plumas National Forest

Teachers from the Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) had their passion for science ignited during a recent workshop that introduced the new FireWorks Curriculum for the Sierra Nevada.

Greenville HS Students Travel through Geologic Time

Greenville High School students take a geologic journey back in time near the Indian and Spanish Creeks on the Plumas National Forest!

Greenville HS Students Continue Reforestation

Greenville High School Natural Resource Academy continued their restoration work on the Moonlight fire area with the planting of an additional 700 native conifer seedlings on 4 acres. View PDF File

Forest Service & Boy Scouts clean pioneer cemetery

The old Seneca Cemetery received a facelift courtesy of Plumas National Forest (PNF) employees and Boy Scout Troop 130 of Quincy, CA. 

Students’ carpentry project rises to new heights

For juniors at Greenville High School, woodshop class is an opportunity to invest in the long-term health of their national forest.

Please join us to discuss the Pacific Southwest Region’s over-snow vehicle desig

Forests included are the Lassen, Tahoe, Eldorado, Stanislaus, and Plumas National Forests.

Sierra Buttes Stewardship Trail Days

Listen to Bob Gabe explain Trail Etiquette

Did you ever wonder what to do when a hiker and biker meet face to face on the trail?

Motorized Travel Management

Motorized vehicle use maps (MVUM) are now available for the Plumas National Forest.

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.

FS Employees Provide Lifesaving Aid

Six Plumas National Forest employees were recently recognized by the Pacific southwest Regionl Forester, for their life-saving actions.

More fires mean less funds for local USDA Forest Service projects

Funding for suppression efforts.

Student Trail Crew assists in Moonlight Fire Restoration

High above the floor of Indian Valley, near the town of Taylorsville, the rhythmic sound of picks and shovels displacing earth echoes across the tree-covered slopes of Keddie Ridge.*