Mendocino National Forest
Nearly 1 million acres of rugged, unique landscape from the Sacramento Valley foothills to the North Coast mountains
Today's Fire Danger Rating on the Mendocino National Forest is Moderate.
Developed campgrounds and dispersed camping options
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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.
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.
Building Legacy on the Mendocino National Forest
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Fuels Specialist Hinda Darner and Biologist Joe Chow discuss the paths that led to careers with the Forest Service.
Use Good Judgment Ahead of Fire Season
With much of California in drought conditions, please remember that any accidental spark while visiting California’s national forests could escalate into a wildfire.
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April 2022 Snow Survey
Forest staff had no snow to measure at both the Anthony Peak and Plaskett Meadows sampling sites.