Plumas County, CA
The Forest Service motto, “Caring for the Land and Serving People,” captures the spirit of our mission, which we accomplish through five main activities: Protection and management of natural resources on National Forest System lands. Research on all aspects of forestry, rangeland management, and forest resource utilization. Community assistance and cooperation with State and local governments, forest industries, and private landowners to help protect and manage non-Federal forest and associated range and watershed lands to improve conditions in rural areas. Achieving and supporting an effective workforce that reflects the full range of diversity of the American people. International assistance in formulating policy and coordinating U.S. support for the protection and sound management of the world’s forest resources. Description “The National Forest Foundation, chartered by Congress, engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the 193-million-acre National Forest System and administers private gifts of funds and land for the benefit of the National Forests. https://www.nationalforests.org/” The Forest Service manages a system of 155 national forests, 20 national grasslands, and 222 research and experimental forests, as well as other special areas, covering more than 192 million acres of public land. The Forest Service has evolved into a 30,000 employee agency that manages the national forests for a number of multiple uses, including recreation, timber, wilderness, minerals, water, grazing, fish, and wildlife.
Woodcutting: Information on woodcutting and obtaining a personal use firewood permit. It is the responsibility of the permittee to obtain the Woodcutting Status each day prior to cutting by calling 1-800-847-7766. Chainsaw use may be restricted or prohibited depending on daily fire restrictions.
Fire Area Closures: Some National Forest System lands, roads, trails, and recreation sites near and within recent fire areas are closed to all forest activities.
Forest Order 05-11-03-22-01 – Feather River Ranger District Recreation Sites (North Complex) – Map
Forest Order 05-11-03-22-02 – Feather River Ranger District Roads and Trails (North Complex) – Map
Fire Restrictions: Effective November 1, 2022, the Plumas National Forest is extending Stage I Fire Restrictions. This is due to ongoing dry fuel conditions and increased fire danger. Campfires are only allowed in designated recreation sites identified in Exhibit A. Smoking is restricted to inside enclosed vehicles or buildings, in designated recreation sites identified in Exhibit A, or in a 3-foot radius cleared of all flammable materials. Internal combustion engines are restricted to designated roads and trails. Please see full closure order here for details. Fire restrictions on private lands are managed by CAL FIRE. Always check current conditions and “know before you go.”
Campfire Permits are available online.
Burn Permits: Information about burning on private land (under state jurisdiction), including obtaining online burn permits.