Alerts & Notices
Forest Closures and Alerts
Information related to specific forest orders, closures, road conditions, weather reports, avalanche advisories, and more can be found in the "Alerts & Notices" section of all websites for the National Forests in California.
|29 May 2025|
|Regional Order No. 20-05: National Forest System Roads||15 July 2025|
Current Wildland Fire Information
The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view. Additional incident specific information can be accessed at InciWeb.
Recreation Sites Status Map
This interactive web map provides the public with updated information on the status of campgrounds, day-use sites, picnic areas, and other designated recreation sites on National Forests throughout California. Access the rec site status map
Watch Out for Falling Trees
An Ongoing Alert for heightened danger from falling dead trees remains in effect in many areas of the National Forests. There are over 100 million trees killed or weakened by drought and bark beetles that are a falling hazard. Please be cautious when visiting National Forests, especially in the southern and central Sierra Nevada, where mortality has been highest. Be vigilant of possible hazards and remember the Watch Out tips. Trees can fall anywhere at any time.
Traveling and Recreating in a Burned Area
A burned landscape presents a number of safety hazards that either did not exist prior to the fire or have been exacerbated by the effects of the fire. In some cases these hazardous conditions may persist for several years after a fire. Be very aware of your surroundings, follow warning signs, area closures and directions from agency personnel, and pay particular attention to these potential post-fire safety hazards. (PDF version 541 KB)
InciWeb is an interagency website that provides 'one-stop shopping' for incident information to internal and external audiences. It's primarily used for wildfires, prescribed fires and fire-related incidents.
InciWeb is a source for incident and contact information, news releases, closure information, photos, maps and videos for incidents that occur on federal, state, tribal and local jurisdictions.
Outdoor Safety & Ethics
There are many exciting adventures awaiting your visit to a national forest: safety of visitors is the number one concern of the US Forest Service!
Predictive Services: Northern California Geographic Area Coordination Center
The Operations Northern California Center (ONCC) is a fully functional cooperative organization that includes representation from multiple agencies.
Predictive Services: Southern California Geographic Area Coordination Center
The center provides logistical support and intelligence for wildfires in Southern California and logistical support for other non-fire disasters.