Mendocino National Forest

Discover Mendocino National Forest

Nearly 1 million acres of rugged, unique landscape from the Sacramento Valley foothills to the North Coast mountains

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Fire Information

Thunderstorms moved across northern California on August 15, 2023 igniting several lightning starts on the Mendocino National Forest. The most significant of these is the Slide 1 Fire in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness.

Slide 1 Fire Slide Fire Area Closure

Road Conditions

Road conditions are dynamic, especially given the post-fire hazards and storm damage. New information is coming in every day. Hazard trees, slides, rockfall, snow or ice fields may make roads impassable at any time. See Current Road Conditions.

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  • Today's Fire Danger

    Fire danger is Moderate

    Today's Fire Danger Rating on the Mendocino National Forest is Moderate.
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Chico Seed Orchard harvests cones destined for seed bank

Image showing a Forester wearing protective equipment climbing in a Ponderosa pine to collect cones

Collecting seeds is increasingly important especially for the Mendocino National Forest.

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After fires and storms, a silver lining

Stonyford volunteer work day

For Volunteer Week, the Mendocino National Forest celebrates our hard-working volunteers.

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