Due to a lapse in federal funding, this USDA website will not be actively updated. Once funding has been reestablished, online operations will continue. On-going operational updates will be posted here (https://www.fs.fed.us/shutdown) as we are able to provide them.

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Popular Recreation Activities

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We have lots more information about recreation opportunities across the forest!


Plumas NF Over-snow Vehicle Use

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Draft Environmental Impact Statement – opportunity to comment


Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Available

Plumas National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits are available at forest offices and may also be purchased by mail. Walk-in permits are available through December 21 while permits-by-mail must be requested by December 1 to ensure timely delivery. Permits are $10 and include a map of tree cutting areas, as well as safety information and helpful tips. Two permits are allowed per household; please read the instructions on your permit carefully as there are no refunds.

Forest Service offices are closed on Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day (offices are open Friday, Nov. 23) and weekends except select Saturdays including November 24 and December 1. Because cutting areas may be quickly limited by snow, dress warmly and plan to get your tree early. 

More program specifics, including mail-in instructions

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Smoke Information

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Links to some excellent websites for smoke information.

EPA AirNow


Intermittent Closures on Caribou Road Through Mid-August, then Complete Closure

Caribou Road Washout

Pacific Gas and Electric Company reports that due to a road repair project on Caribou Road in the Plumas National Forest.


New FireWorks educational program for the Sierra Nevada

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Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) science teachers are using an exciting new fire science curriculum to ignite students’ passion for science.

Kid’s Creek Forest

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The “Kid’s Creek Forest” in the eastern portion of the Delleker “T,” near Portola, CA, will soon be delineated by a fence and designated with formal signage.

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Interactive Visitor Map: Plumas National Forest

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Current Woodcutting Conditions Phone Number

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