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Emergency Camping Prohibition on the Eldorado, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Lassen, Plumas and Tahoe National Forests

PLACERVILLE, Calif. September 7, 2020 – In addition to the emergency closures and the fire ban announced for California national forests earlier today, the Eldorado National Forest is one of 5 forests Northern California included in Regional Order No. 20-09 which was issued this evening, and prohibits all camping except in wilderness areas and within […]

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New Forest Supervisor Arrives on the Eldorado National Forest June 22

PLACERVILLE, Calif. June 5, 2020 – The Eldorado National Forest welcomes back Jeff Marsolais, who will begin serving as the Eldorado’s new forest supervisor on June 22. For the past 5 years, Jeff has been the forest supervisor on the neighboring Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), where he has served in several positions since […]

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Eldorado National Forest Takes Steps to Reduce Human Caused Wildfires

PLACERVILLE, Calif. May 29, 2020 – The Eldorado National Forest is enacting campfire restrictions to protect the health and safety of employees and communities. These restrictions will be in effect May 29, 2020 through November 30, 2020. Igniting, building, maintaining or using a fire on the Eldorado National Forest is prohibited under these restrictions, with […]

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New Temporary Emergency Closures on the Eldorado National Forest

PLACERVILLE, Calif. May 7, 2020 – New temporary emergency closures are now in effect for high use areas where there are safety hazards associated with down trees, and other fire-related hazards in the Caples Fire burned area such as fire weakened trees, stump holes and loose rocks.  All uses, including hiking, are temporarily prohibited for […]

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Georgetown Kids Fishing Derby Cancelled to Ensure Health and Safety

GEORGETOWN, Calif. April 7, 2020 – In alignment with current federal, state, and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health and safety for visitors, employees and local communities, the Eldorado National Forest and its partners have decided to cancel the Georgetown Kids Fishing Derby that was planned for early June. “We share the […]

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Prescribed fire to begin near Georgetown today

PLACERVILLE, Calif. February 26, 2020 – Fire management staff on the Eldorado National Forest plan to burn 90 acres near Georgetown beginning Wednesday, February 26, if weather conditions allow. Burning may continue on Thursday depending on how operations progress.   The area to be burned is part of the Tobacco Gulch Ecological Restoration Project, located approximately 3 […]

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Penny Pines Donors Help Fund King Fire Restoration

Sign recognizing Penny Pine donors to the King Fire Restoration Project was installed along Wentworth Springs Road, east of Georgetown, CA PLACERVILLE, Calif. – Over 100 private organizations and individuals, including numerous garden clubs and civic groups, have contributed approximately $30,000 to the King Fire reforestation effort. Firefighters, from the Georgetown Ranger District, recently installed […]

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Prescribed Burning Resumes Across the Eldorado National Forest

PLACERVILLE, Calif. January 30, 2019 – Fire crews on the Eldorado National Forest have resumed burning hundreds of vegetation debris piles leftover from forest thinning projects to reduce hazardous fuel and prepare areas for reforestation. The Amador Ranger District will be burning along the Highway 88 corridor in the vicinity of Ham’s Station restaurant and […]

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Target shooting restrictions extended with all fire restrictions still in effect on the Eldorado National Forest

PLACERVILLE, Calif. November 6, 2018 – Fire restrictions on the Eldorado National Forest are still in effect due to high fire danger. Critical fire weather conditions from extremely low humidity and gusty winds are forecasted for this week continuing to dry forest vegetation further which increases fire danger. Current fire restrictions include a ban on […]

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Fire and target shooting restrictions still in effect on the Eldorado National Forest

PLACERVILLE, Calif. October 5, 2018 – Fire restrictions on the Eldorado National Forest are still in effect despite the light rain that occurred this week. Another warm, dry trend is expected and fire danger is still a major concern. Current fire restrictions include a ban on recreational target shooting which is being extended for another […]

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Wilderness ridge in Alpine and Amador Counties renamed by Washoe Tribe

PLACERVILLE, Calif. September 17, 2018 – Earlier this year, by approval of the U.S. Board of Geographic Names, Squaw Ridge in Amador and Alpine Counties was formally renamed Hungalelti Ridge (pronounced Hunga-Lel-Ti). The new name was proposed by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California whose headquarters is in Gardnerville, Nevada. Hungalelti Ridge is located […]

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Eldorado National Forest consolidating Visitor Services along Highway 50 corridor

PLACERVILLE, Calif. Sept. 14, 2018 – The Eldorado National Forest is consolidating Visitor Information Services (VIS) on the Highway 50 corridor. All visitor services currently located at the Pacific Ranger District 3 miles east of Pollock Pines will move to the Placerville Ranger District in Camino on October 15. The Placerville Ranger District location at […]

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Forni Meadows, a Natural and Cultural Legacy is Now Part of Eldorado National Forest

View of Pyramid Peak from Forni Meadows – USFS photo PLACERVILLE, Calif. July 9, 2018 – The Eldorado National Forest has recently completed the purchase of Forni Meadows, adding 835-acres of ecologically valuable and historically significant land to an area adjacent to Desolation Wilderness. The $3 million land purchase was facilitated by the Trust for […]

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Prescribed fire northwest of Kirkwood will kickoff Caples Ecological Restoration Project

Placerville, Calif. October 26, 2017 – The Eldorado National Forest will burn169 acres approximately four miles northwest of Kirkwood next week if weather conditions allow as part of a multi-year ecological restoration project in partnership with El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC). A total of 8,800 acres will be burned […]

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Eldorado National Forest dirt road seasonal closure goes into effect December 1

PLACERVILLE, CA November 30, 2016 – Based on recent precipitation, the annual seasonal closure of native surface roads, also known as dirt roads, will go into effect on Thursday, December 1, 2016.  Rainfall, soil moisture, road and trail conditions, and weather forecasts are factors that trigger a seasonal closure earlier than January 1. The roads […]