Tag Archives: National Forest

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inyo National Forest posts on “What to do if you Encounter a Marijuana Cultivation Site”

Apparently I’ve been going to the wrong forests; I NEVER leave any of the places I hike in looking for Cheetos and pizza!  I guess I’d better head up to Inyo! From the USFS website: The Inyo National Forest and the Bishop Field Office of the BLM seek to provide a safe environment for the […]

Mendocino National Forest Christmas Tree Permits on Sale Today

Beginning today, Christmas tree permits will be available from the Mendocino National Forest for the 2013 holiday season. Permits are available for purchase in person or by mail from Mendocino National Forest offices, as well as at area vendors. Vendors are listed below with contact information for the Forest Service. Permits are $10 per tree […]