Forest Resilience Bond.

Treating the over-stocked National Forests of California is costly. In an effort to address this problem, the Tahoe National Forest in piloting a new financial instrument: The Forest Resilience Bond.

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Find Recreational Opportunities

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

 

California Fire Assistance Agreement

California Fire Assistance Agreement

The USDA Forest Service has been working diligently with the State of California on clarifying the fire assistance payments in the agreement known as the California Fire Assistance Agreement. The current CFAA will remain in place while we work together to complete a new firefighting agreement that is mutually beneficial to the Forest Service and the State of California before it expires in December 2019.

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

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.

More information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/CATreeMortality.

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

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT)

Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail

The PCT is a treasured pathway through some of the most outstanding scenic terrain in the United States. Thousands of hikers and equestrians enjoy this national treasure each year. Some only travel a few miles, while others complete every mile in a single season!

Learn more about PCT

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

Spotlights

Honor Guard Takes Care Of Our Own

Men and women from the Forest Service are in dress uniforms standing at attention with helicopters.

An important group of Forest Service employees trained in Redding last week. The Forest Service Honor Guard takes its mission of “Taking Care of Our Own,” very seriously.

Connecting the Sierras to the Hmong Community at Hmong New Year Celebration

A male Forest Service employee interacts with a family with a table of handouts.

The USDA Forest Service hosted an outreach and information booth at the annual Fresno Hmong New Year celebration in Fresno, California, Dec. 26, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2020. 

 




Urban Meets Wild Trail

A female Forest Service employee interacts with children outside with trees around.

The USDA Forest Service designed the “Urban Meets Wild Trail,” an interactive experience at the America’s Great Outdoors site at the Los Angeles County Fair.

A Lasting Legacy

A large group of men and women, many of Chinese ethnicity, pose under a large rock wall.

Tahoe National Forest, the 1882 Foundation, and the US-China Railroad Friendship Association jointly hosted the second Return To Gold Mountain Tour. 



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