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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.

Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation Project


Over-Snow Vehicle Use Designation (46311)

The Forest Service is seeking comments on the Stanislaus National Forest Over-snow Vehicle (OSV) Use Designation project which would designate trails and areas on National Forest System lands for OSV use. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is now available for review at the Stanislaus National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370; or online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46311

Comments may be mailed to Stanislaus National Forest, Attn: OSV, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370; hand-delivered to the Supervisor’s Office during business hours (M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.); or faxed to (209) 533-1890. Submit electronic comments in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or .txt formats to: comments-pacificsouthwest-Stanislaus@fs.fed.us. Faxed and emailed comments should include the subject line, “Comments on Stanislaus OSV Designation.”

Comments may also be submitted through the project website at:  https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46311. To do so, click on the ‘Comment / Object on Project’ link located on the right hand side under the ‘Get Connected’ box. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposed project and will be available for inspection.


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.