Fire restrictions on the Plumas National Forest (public land) were lifted effective October 22, 2012. Visitors are now allowed to have a campfire (with a permit) outside of designated recreation areas. Personal use woodcutting is already allowed in the Plumas National Forest with a permit and by checking conditions daily at 1-800-847-7766.
The ban on burning debris piles ordered by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL-FIRE) has been lifted, effective October 23, 2012 on those private lands in Plumas, Yuba, Sierra and Lassen Counties under the fire protection of the Plumas National Forest and while permits are not needed, citizens need to call their local air quality management district about allowable burn days. Debris burning is not allowed anywhere in American Valley. Residents of Butte Co. should contact their local CAL-FIRE Butte Ranger Unit about current restrictions.
As a reminder, motorized vehicle use is allowed on existing roads, trails, and areas as shown on motorized vehicle use maps; cross-country vehicle use is not allowed. The maps are available at no charge at all Plumas National Forest offices.
For more information about woodcutting on public land, please contact the local U.S. Forest Service offices or visit the Plumas National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/plumas. Contact local CAL-FIRE offices for more information about private land fire restrictions.
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