Tag: National Forest

Feb 02

Public invited to Eldorado National Forest Open House to discuss Off-Highway Vehicle grant applications

From USDA / Forest Service – The Eldorado National Forest will be submitting applications for Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Cooperative Funds for the upcoming 2015/2016 grant cycle.  The Forest is developing preliminary applications to the Off Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division which includes a strong emphasis on trail maintenance and repair, law enforcement across …

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Oct 05

Public Officials raise concerns about fast-tracked National Monument plan

Congresswoman Judy Chu currently has a bill, HR4858, being reviewed by a Congressional committee to designate the San Gabriel Mountains as a National Recreation Area, however she hopes to bypass the legislative process and have President Obama declare the mountains a National Monument with an executive order as early as this month without proper studies …

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Dec 30

For the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests it is time to comment on Forest Plan revision!

Background The Land Management Plan or Forest Plan is the principal document that guides the decision making of Forest Service managers.  Forest Plans provide long–range management direction.  The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) is the primary statute governing the administration of national forests.  The planning rule interprets the NFMA and guides the amendment and revision of …

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Dec 10

2 men plead guilty to cultivating pot in Sequoia forest

I firmly believe that cannabis has been unfairly demonized by those who seek to control it.  I also believe that the plant should be legalized and regulated, and that this is just an other example of what happens when criminals – rather than farmers – grow this crop.  our national forests get destroyed. Cannabis is …

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Dec 02

Prescribed burns planned for Mount Pinos Ranger District

Firefighters in the Los Padres National Forest are launching a series of prescribed burns over the next several months to get rid of brush on the Mount Pinos Ranger District. That area includes a small portion of Santa Barbara County. Firefighters will be burning piles of brush that have already been cut down. The prescribed …

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Nov 26

How to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

At last count, there were eight states that participate in the National Christmas Tree Program and sell permits that allow residents to cut their own tree.  In California, specifically, there are several national forests that issue Christmas Tree permits. From the Men’s Journal: Retailers will tell you that the holiday season begins on Thanksgiving, but …

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Nov 15

It’s a Great Weekend to go to a National Forest to Watch for Meteors

From the USDA Blog: Earlier this year, approximately 80 people oohed and ahhed as meteors streaked across the sky from all directions over Shasta Lake during the Perseid meteor showers. In partnership with the Shasta Astronomy Club, the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area provided visitors with expert information on celestial objects and events and a guided tour through …

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