Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan

In March 2011, the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region’s guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. The following draft document reflects the Regional leadership’s current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented. This draft is a beginning point for discussions with employees, partners, tribes, agencies, communities of place and interest and those who care about the future of their National Forests. 

“Rivers to Ridges” Ecological Restoration

The need for ecological restoration has become increasingly important because of the many threats to the Forest’s unique “Rivers to Ridges” landscapes. They include catastrophic wildfire, climate change impacts, drought, insect and disease, and increasing pressures of human population.

Fire Management

Historically, fire has played a vital role in the development and maintenance of our local ecosystems. Fire is the primary natural disturbance agent influencing vegetation structure, species composition, soil properties, nutrient cycling, hydrology, and ecosystem process. Most native plants evolved with fire and many are adapted to or dependent on fire’s periodic occurrence.

Rivers to Ridges for Fun and Renewal Framework for Sustainable Recreation

The intent of the Rivers to Ridges for Fun and Renewal Framework for Sustainable Recreation is to provide identified and executable actions that will lead to a sustainable Recreation Program

Special Notices

  • Schedule of Proposed Actions

    Four times a year, the forest publishes a Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA) that provides project information, status and contacts.

  • InciWeb OffSite Link

    Current California wildfire information with related news, closures, and maps.

  • Closure Notices

    Forest and Regional Closures and Restrictions on the Six Rivers National Forest.