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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 danger is Moderate

    Today's Fire Danger Rating on the Mendocino National Forest is High.

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Virtual Symposium: Postfire Restoration Framework

Plaskett Keller in Mendocino National Forest

On Jan. 26, 2022, Mendocino National Forest hosted a virtual symposium with the authors of the Postfire Restoration Framework for National Forests in California. Speakers from the Forest Service’s Region 5 Ecology Program and Pacific Southwest Research Station introduced guiding principles for ecosystem-based decision-making for postfire landscapes to an audience of over 300 Forest Service staff, federal, state and local partners and other interested land managers.

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U.S. Forest Service in California Receive Elk Country Partnership Awards

RMEF award

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) presented three plaques to the Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5), Mendocino National Forest, and Region 5 Realty Officer Kathy Valenzuela for their roles in finalizing the Sanhedrin Land Acquisition this past summer. 

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