Latest News: Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

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PDF of Termination of Regional Order 21-07
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Current CA Wildland Fires (Type 1 and Type 2) are listed in the table below along with their InciWeb information link

InciWeb information Link


Antelope Fire

Klamath National Forest

Caldor Fire

Eldorado National Forest

Dixie Fire

Lassen National Forest

McCash Fire

Six Rivers National Forest


Shasta-Trinity National Forest

River Complex

Klamath National Forest
Windy Fire

Sequoia National Forest

Wildfire Information

National Interagency Fire Center Boise Idaho

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.

Learn about Current Wildfires | View Fire Situational Awareness Map | Resources for employees impacted by fire  |  InciWeb


Virtual Services

This office has moved to virtual services. Visit our Recreation Site Status Map and FAQ's for answers to many common visitor questions. If you need immediate assistance or have any questions, please call 707-562-8794.

Versión en Español

Los servicios de esta oficina son virtuales. Visite el Mapa de Estado Actual de Sitios de Recreación y Preguntas Frecuentes (inglés únicamente) del visitante. Si necesita atención inmediata, llame al 707-562-8794 (inglés únicamente).

Find Recreational Opportunities

Please visit the forest website for details on the exciting recreational opportunities that await you there.


Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations.

We strive to be in the top tier of federal land managing agencies in partnering appropriately and collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments and communities for mutually beneficial outcomes.

Learn more about Tribal Relations

Adventure Pass

National Forest Adventure Pass

This is a pass to use designated sites and areas of the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests. Visitors to these four forests will be required to display the Pass in their vehicles when using the Forest for recreation purposes. The Adventure Pass is a local regional pass, required only on the four forests listed above.

View an interactive map of Recreation Fee Sites in Southern California

Pack Stock Center of Excellence

Pack Stock Center of Excellence

While pack stock use boasts a long history within the Forest Service, it is becoming a vanishing skill. While pack stock resources have declined, Region 5 established the Pack Stock Center of Excellence in 2013, recognizing that pack stock is a valuable traditional tool for wilderness management and that skills and resources in the Region were diminishing.

Learn more about the Pack Stock Center of Excellence

Nature's Benefits

Nature's Benefits

California's 18 National Forests provide Nature's Benefits (or Ecosystem Services) that positively impact people's lives. Ecosystems are human, plant, and animal life-support systems that provide a suite of benefits vital to human health and livelihood.

Learn more about Nature's Benefits | View video on YouTube

Ecological Restoration: Engaging Partners in an All Lands Approach

Ecological Restoration: Pacific Southwest Region

Our goal is to retain and restore ecological resilience of the National Forest lands to achieve sustainable ecosystems that provide a broad range of services to humans and other organisms. This goal is based on a commitment to land and resource management that is infused by the principles of Ecological Restoration and driven by policies and practices that are dedicated to make land and water ecosystems more sustainable, more resilient, and healthier.

Learn more about Ecological Restoration

Tree mortality in California

California Tree Mortality.

High numbers of hazard trees in our forests and around communities, campgrounds, along roads, trails and utility corridors pose a significant threat to communities if a wildfire breaks out in the affected areas. Tree mortality in California crosses all land ownerships; government, citizens and private industry are working together to mitigate hazards and create more resilient forests.

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Recent News


Announcing the 2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Tour

2021 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

We invite you to take part in a series of special events taking place in communities along the Capitol Christmas Tree's route from California to Washington, D.C.

Generation Green Helps Teenagers Trade Ice Cream Scoopers For Shovels And Saws

Teenagers learn about forest management, how to saw logs, plants trees, clear trash, maintain trails

High schoolers spent the summer backpacking through the Eldorado National Forest fixing trails and cutting brush as part of the USDA Forest Service’s Generation Green program.


California Conservation Corps Finds New Home on the Cleveland

Los Pinos administration building.

The California Conservation Corps (CCC) has returned to the Cleveland National Forest as the new occupant of the Los Pinos Conservation Camp on the Trabuco Ranger District. 

Forest Service Region Wins Award for Cutting-Edge, Off-Grid Solar Project

A group of solar panels sit within a forest area near a Forest Service facility.

A team from the Region received a Federal Energy and Water Management Award, which recognizes projects that cut energy waste and promote energy independence, resilience, and security.

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Get involved: your forest's future is in your hands

Forest Plan Revision

Conservation Finance

Conservation Finance

Nature's Benefits: National Forest in California.

Nature's Benefits



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