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Water issues and other challenges continue at Plumas National Forest recreation sites

QUINCY, CA — Water issues are continuing to affect recreation sites on the Plumas National Forest. At Little Grass Valley Reservoir Recreation Area, the water system for Little Beaver, Running Deer and Red Feather campgrounds on the east side of the reservoir failed yesterday. Water is being trucked in for this weekend to keep sites […]

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Challenges still remain at high elevation recreation sites on the Plumas NF

QUINCY, CA — With the July Fourth holiday weekend upon us, Plumas National Forest recreation staff and concessionaires are still working to open sites at high elevation recreation areas following a winter with historic snowpack.  However other recreation sites are open and are great alternatives. While some sites at high elevation will be able to […]

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Opening dates postponed again for several Plumas National Forest recreation sites due to snow and preseason work

QUINCY, CA — Estimated opening dates for several popular high-elevation recreation sites on the Plumas National Forest are being shifted to June 29 and June 30, with some sites still not expected to open until mid-July. Estimated opening dates are still tentative and will depend on the amount of damage from winter storms and snow […]

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Several Plumas NF Recreation Sites Still Closed Due to Snow and Preseason Work

QUINCY, CA — Even though Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer recreation season, conditions remain cooler and wetter than average, so several popular sites are still closed until recreation staff can access the sites to complete necessary work to be able to open. Many recreation sites at Little Grass Valley Reservoir, Bucks […]

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Prescribed burning today near Forbestown and Challenge

OROVILLE, CA — Plumas National Forest firefighters are preparing to start prescribed burning in the Challenge area on the Feather River Ranger District as early as today, Wednesday, May 31, conditions permitting. Overall, approximately 152 acres are planned on three units for treatment between tomorrow and June 4.  Ignitions may take up to four days […]

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Despite warm weather, snow delays opening of Plumas National Forest recreation sites

QUINCY, CA — While temperatures are becoming more spring and summer like in towns and lower elevations, snow continues to be a challenge affecting recreation sites opening on the Plumas National Forest. This week, nearly 800 reservations for Plumas National Forest sites on were canceled due to delays opening for the season.  Sites that […]

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Claremont Project signed as part of Wildfire Crisis Strategy Landscape protecting Quincy and nearby communities

QUINCY, CA — Plumas National Forest Supervisor Chris Carlton signed the Claremont Forest Resiliency Project (Claremont Project) Decision Notice last Friday, the first within the Community Protection and Wildfire Crisis Strategy Landscape identified on the Plumas in January. The project is for fuel reduction on 30,180 acres of National Forest System Lands on the Mount […]

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Plumas National Forest offers training for on-call firefighters, sign-ups this Saturday in Oroville

OROVILLE, CA — The Plumas National Forest will be holding training for on-call firefighters for the 2023 season in Oroville.  Training will be held during weekends in April and May. Sign-ups to apply for the on-call crews and training will be Saturday, April 1 starting at 10 a.m. at the Feather River Ranger District office […]

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Caution urged in the Plumas National Forest as winter storms continue and flood risk grows

QUINCY, CA — As the pattern of winter storms continues and forecasts are indicating rain on snow, Plumas National Forest leadership is asking area residents and visitors to use caution in the forest. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the west side of the Forest from 10 a.m. today through […]

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Recreation company ends operations, Plumas National Forest working on solutions for 2023 season

QUINCY, CA — Plumas National Forest leadership and recreation staff are working on solutions for the 2023 summer season following a decision by Outdoors in Plumas to immediately close their special use permit. The recreation concessionaire notified the forest regarding this decision in mid-February and has taken steps to closeout operations on the Plumas.  The […]

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Plumas National Forest issues Stage II Fire Restrictions

QUINCY, CA — The Plumas National Forest is moving into Stage II Fire Restrictions tomorrow, Thursday, August 4. Despite recent thunderstorms and rain showers, fire danger is steadily increasing.  Extended hot, dry summer weather has dried forest fuels. The extended forecast in the mountains includes dry weather and high temperatures ranging from the upper 80s […]

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Firefighter staffing due to increased fire risk and lightning

QUINCY, CA — Plumas National Forest Fire and Aviation resources will be on extended staffing for all resources until 8 p.m. and there will be 24-hour staffing across the forest due to increased fire danger and widespread lightning. The Mount Hough Ranger District is currently in a lightning plan due to this afternoon’s thunderstorms.  While […]

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Plumas National Forest recreation conditions varied this weekend

QUINCY, CA — After a week that included hot weather, widespread rain and thunderstorms, landslides and gusty winds, area residents and visitors planning to recreate on the Plumas National Forest this weekend are encouraged to plan their trip and be prepared for changing conditions. While last weekend’s storm only produced three lightning strikes on the […]

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Numerous Plumas National Forest recreation sites opening

QUINCY, CA — Several recreation sites on the Plumas National Forest are opening this weekend, with additional sites opening in the coming weeks as the summer recreation season starts. Opening tomorrow, Friday, May 20, are numerous sites in the Feather River Canyon, Lake Davis Recreation Area, Frenchman Lake, Antelope Lake Recreation Area, Bucks Lake Recreation […]

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