United States Forest Service

  • Agency: United States Forest Service
  • Address: 825 N. Humboldt Ave, Willows, 95988 CA
  • Chief:
Phone: (530) 934-3316

United States Forest Service is located at 825 N. Humboldt Ave, Willows, 95988 CA. The United States Forest Service phone number is (530) 934-3316.

United States Forest Service News

#WildlifeWednesday, out for a stroll on the M3 road.

There seems to be some confusion about the Ranch Fire closure area. We are re-posting the current maps so that you can see where the northern boundary of the closure is. Areas and roads north of the boundary are open. Hope this helps.

Interested individuals are invited to the Devils Garden wild horse adoption event at the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals 10 am - 3 pm, Nov. 16 & 17, 2018. #ModocNF

Did you know that as part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit? To obtain a free Christmas tree permit, please go to the Every Kid in a Park website and print a pass. The parent or guardian then takes their fourth grader to a Mendocino NF office, presents their fourth grade pass or paper voucher and receives a free Christmas tree permit. For more information about this initiative and how to obtain a fourth grade pass, please visit www.everykidinapark.gov.

#fallcolors are popping at the Chico Seed Orchard. Come take a stroll along the one-mile nature trail and enjoy the sights. #MendocinoNF

#WildlifeWednesday A wildlife camera located in the Benmore Creek area of the Upper Lake Ranger District captured a photo of this cub.

Sharing a link to an ArcGIS online story map about geologic features of our National Forests. Check it out! https://www.fs.fed.us/geology/resources/storiesinstone/index.html

Christmas tree permits for the Mendocino NF will be available for purchase starting Thursday, Nov. 1.

Suppression repair work continues on roads near the Ranch Fire area. Personnel report an increase in public activity on ATVs and motorbikes on the roads where work is being done. These roads are closed to the public. Please do not hinder our fire suppression repair work.

Bat Week is an annual, international celebration of the role of bats in nature. Bat Week is organized by a team of representatives from across the United States and Canada from conservation organizations and government departments. This year, it falls on October 24-31.

A fall day along the Rice Fork, Upper Lake district.

Getting away from it all The Ides Cove Trail is a cool experience for those looking to enjoy solitude in the great outdoors. It is about a two-hour drive from Paskenta. The trail is moderate to difficult hiking, and you and your horse should be experienced if you plan on riding the trails. Expect to find steep rocky terrain and occasional trees down across the trail. Square Lake is just over a mile from the trailhead, with Long Lake being just past that. Frying Pan is almost 15 miles of rough trail from the Ides Cove Trailhead. The trail may be hard to follow so ensure you are well versed in map reading and terrain association, but the destination is well worth the travel. Lat. 40.032674, Long. -122.833824 Photo Credit: US Forest Service by Michelle Brown

Facebook Friends While the Ranch Fire area in the southern portion of the forest remains closed until further notice, there is a lot of forest to the north to visit. A recent report on the conditions at Plaskett Meadows shows the fall colors starting to emerge, beautiful clear blue skies, and no people. Literally, there were no people at the day use area Sunday afternoon. There are several things to consider for your trip: FH7 is in reasonably good shape but the road is dry and dusty and visibility is reduced when vehicles pass, there is no cell phone coverage along most of the route, and there is no potable water available at the campground. Bring enough water to drown your campfire!! #GetOutdoors #fallcolors #MendocinoNF

Fire restrictions will be lifted across the Mendocino National Forest at 12 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8

Mendocino National Forest officials have issued a new Forest Order for the #RanchFire that reduces the size of the closed area to reopen Lake Pillsbury and the Middle Creek Campground on the Upper Lake Ranger District. Forest Order No. 08-18-16 goes into effect immediately. Here are the maps and the news release with a link to the order.

Flash Flood Warning The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for northwestern Colusa County, northern Lake County and southwestern Glenn County through 4 p.m. Thunderstorms with heavy rain across portions of the Mendocino Complex burn scar could cause flash flooding with debris flows likely. https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ063&warncounty=CAC033&firewxzone=CAZ277&local_place1=15 Miles ENE Potter Valley CA&product1=Flash+Flood+Warning&lat=39.3816&lon=-122.8577#.W7UxfWaWxNM

This evening from Long Point off Forest Highway 7 looking down Grindstone.

About 3/4 inch rain fell on areas of the #RanchFire area today. The suppression repair work is almost complete. Next, a plan to remove hazard trees near roads, communication sites and private inholdings will be developed. The fire area remains closed until further notice. These photos were taken on the Upper Lake Ranger District before the rain.

Happy 50th Anniversary of the Wild & Scenic River Act! The Black Butte River Management Plan was posted today on rivers.gov. https://www.rivers.gov/management-plans.php. Photo: Credit US Forest Service by Greg Hodson.

Here are a few more photos from #NationalPublicLandsDay at Red Bluff Rec Area including the wildlife/art station, the slackline and a group goodbye shot. Thank you for coming #CSU!

#NationalPublicLandsDay #CSU students painted several structures at Red Bluff Rec Area today, it looks great!

#NationalPublicLandsDay This group took a walk on the nature trail and snapped photos of the surrounding area. #CSU

#NationalPublicLandsDay Students discuss how various types of material burn at the #LeaveNoTrace station.