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Donnell Fire information

Photo of Donnell Fire August 2018

The Donnell Fire started on Aug. 1 near the east side of Donnell Lake on Highway 108. The fire is burning primarily along the north bank of the Middle Fork of the Stanislaus River in steep and rough terrain with heavy standing dead and down timber. The fire is being managed as full suppression incident from the start. Due to the other large fires in the region and state, resources are being ordered and filled as they are available. Other local incident management teams are sharing aircraft and personnel as needed.

Donnell Fire updates can be found in the news release section listed below.

Seasonal roads and trails reopen April 15

OHV RidingSeasonal roads and trails on the Stanislaus National Forest will open for the recreation season April 15, 2018. There are some roads that will remain closed due to storm-related damage. The Stanislaus National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map indicates which roads and trails will remain closed and may be picked up at any ranger district office, or by visiting the Forest’s maps webpage at https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/stanislaus/recreation/ohv. Roads identified in the MVUM as being open may close due to local weather conditions as necessary.

Use caution and drive defensively when traveling on open roads in the Forest. Rocks, or high water may be encountered in the roadway. Wet, saturated roadbeds are easily damaged, which can require costly repairs to roads and adjacent resources.

Contact your local Ranger District office for current information on roads and conditions before traveling on the Forest.




Recent News


Management of Settlement's Interim Period Route Closures

A document describing management of the 2014 Stipulated Settlement Agreement’s Interim Period trail closures including, the initial closure methods, those closure method’s effectiveness, any additional actions that were taken to  maintain the closure, whether any subsequent NEPA decisions and implementation have occurred affecting the trails included in the Interim Period trail closures, and whether each trail would be eligible to be added to the motor vehicle use map upon issuance of the Notice of Compliance.

Draft Minimization Criteria Report

A report describing how the Stanislaus National Forest demonstrated compliance with the Travel Management Rule’s Subpart B Minimization Criteria in connection with the 2009 Record of Decision (ROD) for motorized travel management on the Stanislaus National Forest.

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Stanislaus NF, local high school students share their community spirit

In a barren forest a girl hands a boy seeds to plant.

Students from Tioga High School spent four hours at the site of the July 2015 Big Creek fire on Stanislaus National Forest in Groveland, Calif., March 3, 2017, planting trees.

Seeking members for Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)

A Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture through the Forest Service.