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Bald eaglet safety – temporary campground closure

QUINCY, Calif. – A section of the Wyandotte Campground in the Plumas National Forest is temporarily closed to protect a bald eagle nesting territory in the vicinity of Little Grass Valley Reservoir, 50 miles northeast of Oroville in Plumas County. The remainder of the campground and other nearby campgrounds will not be affected by this […]

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Plumas National Forest offers virtual customer service

March 19, 2020 – Plumas National Forest has closed offices and implemented virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.   Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call local offices at the numbers […]

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Campground hosts needed for 2020 season on Little Grass Valley & Sly Creek Reservoirs

QUINCY, Calif February 19, 2020 – Volunteer campground hosts are needed for several Plumas National Forest campgrounds located at Little Grass Valley and Sly Creek Reservoirs near La Porte, California. The volunteer positions will likely begin in late May and last into September or October, depending on the weather. “If you’re enthusiastic about camping and […]

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Plumas National Forest – Fire Use (Burn) Restrictions starting Aug. 18

QUINCY, Calif. August 15, 2019 –  Fire restrictions are effective August 18, 2019, within the Plumas National Forest (public land) according to Chris Carlton, Forest Supervisor. Fire Restrictions You may not build, maintain, attend, or use a fire, campfire or stove fire except in the Designated Recreation Sites in Attachment A of the PNF Forest […]

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Celebrate National Trails Day on the Plumas National Forest, June 1

Oroville, CA, May 20, 2019 – Join the Plumas National Forest for the annual American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1. Volunteers will have an opportunity to improve the 1.7 mile Valley Creek Trail while experiencing the ecological significance and breathtaking scenic beauty of the Valley Creek Special Interest Area (SIA), one […]

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Plumas NF to begin spring underburning

April 16, 2018 – Once the spring storm door has closed somewhat and forest fuel moisture conditions are conducive to burning, the USDA Forest Service will begin understory burn operations (prescribed fire) throughout the Plumas National Forest (PNF).  Firefighters have been burning piles throughout the winter. Specific underburn project locations and details are available at […]

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Plumas NF – Gear Up! – On-call firefighter hand crews being recruited

QUINCY, Calif. March 15, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service is recruiting for several “on-call” fire crews. “If you are confident, physically fit, crave outdoor adventure and want to take part in restoring our national forests, the Plumas National Forest needs your skills,” said Forest Supervisor Daniel Lovato. “Applicants must be 18 years old by […]

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Little Grass Valley Reservoir & Gold Lake Campground hosts needed for 2018 season

QUINCY, Calif. February 20, 2018 – Volunteer campground hosts are needed for several Plumas National Forest campgrounds located at Little Grass Valley and Sly Creek Reservoirs near La Porte, California and for Gold Lake Campground in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area near Graeagle, California. The volunteer positions will likely begin in late May and last […]

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Plumas National Forest employees recognized for their life-saving actions

QUINCY, CA February 8, 2018 – Six Plumas National Forest employees were recently recognized by the Pacific Southwest (PSW) Regional Forester, for their life-saving actions. According to Beckwourth District Ranger, Matt Jedra, the six firefighters provided life-saving medical aid in a December 2017 emergency involving a fellow employee. Regional Forester Randy Moore, presented each employee […]

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Plumas NF: Bullfrog information meeting on Jan. 9 in Quincy

QUINCY, Calif. December 29, 2017 – Local American bullfrog populations and a proposed control plan are the topics of a community meeting scheduled for 7 p.m., Jan. 9, at the Quincy Library Conference Room at 445 Jackson Street in Quincy. The American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) is native to the eastern U.S. and Canada, but has […]

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Plumas National Forest fire preparedness

QUINCY, Calif – July 14, 2017 –  It’s mid-July, the verdant spring grasses have cured and Plumas National Forest (PNF) fire season is in full swing. “We’re fully staffed and already rolling,” commented Scott Lucas, PNF Fire Chief. According to Lucas, staffing includes close to 250 permanent & temporary firefighters (essentially half the workforce) including […]

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Butte RAC project applications available

OROVILLE, CA, January 16, 2017 – Project applications are available for funding consideration by the Butte Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and the Plumas National Forest Supervisor per the provisions of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. Projects must have broad-based support with objectives that may include, but are not limited to: […]

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Mohawk fires quickly contained

QUINCY, California September 18, 2016 – Several small fires near Sierra Springs Road in eastern Plumas County, were quickly contained by firefighters early Saturday evening. The three fires, all starting south of HWY 70 on private land, were reported mid-afternoon, September 17. “The response by local Plumas County volunteer firefighting departments & federal fire resources […]

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