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Forest Supervisor's Notes

Photo of Jason KuikenForest Supervisor Jason Kuiken believes there is nothing more critical to maintaining good relationships than communication. Residents, communities and ranger districts share a dedication to keeping the forest healthy, but sometimes Forest Service procedures and actions may not be clearly understood by those outside the agency. Jason is committed to engaging the community by sharing information about some of the actions being undertaken on the forest. Jason will post a series of notes highlighting some of the vital activities that go into regaining a healthy forest. Read Jason's notes.

Moving Toward Resiliency within the Mokelumne to Kings Landscape (MOTOR M2K)

Forests of the Sierra Nevada range have experienced one of the largest tree mortality events in recent history, and the greatest concentrations of tree mortality have been in areas that are the most departed from the fire regimes under which they evolved. With MOTOR M2K we are working toward a vegetation management framework across frequent fire-adapted stands of the Stanislaus and Sierra National Forests – focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on stands below 7,000 feet in elevation. Learn more about MOTOR M2K.

Interested in becoming a firefighter?

Outreach Notice for Fire Positions - apply starting Aug. 1, 2019! Application period ends Aug. 28
GS-0462-03 thru GS-0462-09 and WG-5716-10

Clavey fire crewThe Pacific Southwest Region is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to suppress wildfires and work in fuels management on 18 National Forests, and Regional Office located in California. The vacancy announcements for these positions are posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at USAJobs. These are a mix of national and regional vacancy announcements with specific opening and closing dates. The vacancy announcements will be open for applications on Aug. 1, 2019. If you wish to be considered for these positions in the Fall Fire Hire event, apply to the vacancy announcements by the closing date of Aug. 28, 2019. View the outreach letter. View the announcement flyer.

Over-Snow Use Designation Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement

A-OSV RiderThe Stanislaus National Forest is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement on a proposal to designate oversnow vehicle use on National Forest System  roads, trails and areas within the forest, and to identify snow trails for grooming within the Stanislaus National Forest. In addition, the Forest Service is proposing to establish snow depths for OSV use and snow grooming. View OSV use designation draft EIS project information.

Recent News


Final 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.

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.

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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.