Mendocino National Forest Updates

Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree permits

Keep the family tradition alive this year—or start a new tradition—by cutting a Christmas tree within the Mendocino National Forest. Sales for Christmas tree cutting permits begin Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. The permits can be purchased for $10 each, limited to one permit per household. The number of permits is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Permits are good for this year only. More info here

Post Fire Rain Events

Please remember that forest roads within the August Complex and Ranch Fire areas are subject to landslides, rockfall, erosion, debris flows and flooding. A large number of trees fallen and may continue to fall in windy or wet weather. Make sure you have alternative ways out in case roads become impassable. Be safe out there!

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Popular Recreation Activities

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Recent News


Traveling and Recreating in Burned Area

Doe Fire, one of the fires in the August Complex

Tips to remember when traveling and recreating in the August Complex burned area

Virtual Job Fair

Smoke cloud from wlidfire


Please join us for a Virtual Job Fair to learn more about the Mendocino National Forest's On-Call (OC)Program, training, and the hiring process.


Celebrating Native American Heritage Month at Mendocino National Forest

Grindstone round house

For Native American Heritage Month, Mendocino National Forest celebrates the diverse cultures, rich history and important contributions of the nation’s indigenous peoples.

August Complex Restoration

Smoke from August Complex drifting toward Paskenta

Check here for the latest information about August Complex Restoration

A map of our nations national forests and grasslands.

Interactive Visitor Map: Mendocino National Forest

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Featured Events

[Photograph]:  Sunset at Bear Creek Campground.

Mendocino Memories »

Welcome to Every Kid Outdoors program

Every Kid Outdoors

[Map]: Displays where the Mendocino National Forest is located in the state of California.

Mendocino National Forest