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Forest Service closes developed recreation sites in California until April 30

VALLEJO, Calif. — March 26, 2020.  USDA Forest Service appreciates the public’s interest in outdoor recreation, particularly in light of current events. The Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service, in response to the recent statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the Governor of California, is joining the cause to aggressively mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by closing developed recreation facilities on our National Forests statewide.

“Developed recreation sites” refers to designated recreational use areas designed to facilitate public use. Information on individual recreation sites and opportunities are available from local National Forests.

Closures of developed recreation facilities are being put in place until at least April 30th in an attempt to avoid groups of people and promote social distancing of staying more than six feet apart.

USDA Plumas National Forest Visitors and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Plumas National Forest Visitors - Continuing our service to you while doing our part to address the COVID-19 Pandemic is very important. Our offices have moved to virtual services, meaning we are working to support you with telephones and computers rather than face to face. Please call our offices for assistance:

Feather River Ranger District, Oroville      (530) 534-6500

Mt. Hough Ranger District,  Quincy            (530) 283-0555

Beckwourth Ranger District, Blairsden      (530) 836-2575

Forest Supervisor’s Office, Quincy              (530) 283-2050

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

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Campground hosts needed for 2020 season

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Volunteer campground hosts are needed for several Plumas National Forest campgrounds located at Little Grass Valley and Sly Creek Reservoirs near La Porte, California, likely to begin in May.

Butte Resource Advisory Committee

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We’re looking for nine qualified volunteers from our Butte County communities to be members of our Butte resource advisory committee. Applications due - March 25, 2020.


PG&E Power Shutdowns

Pacific Gas & Electric Company Public Safety Power Shutoffs-Your Plumas National Forest visit may be affected. 


Butterfly Valley firewood gathering

A special firewood gathering opportunity is available as part of a fuels hazard reduction project within the Butterfly Valley Botanical Area on the Plumas National Forest.

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