Tag: California’s National Forests

Sep 26

Welcome to National Public Lands Day!

Today is National Public Lands Day! Entry fees are waived in most of the national parks and national forests, so you won’t have to pay for day use areas – visitor centers, picnic areas, trailheads, etc. You’ll still get o pay for concessions, camping, rentals, and other services. Check with your local national forest or park …

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Nov 30

U.S. Forest Service’s Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan – How it affects you

The Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service has released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region’s guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. The following draft document reflects the Regional leadership’s current thinking on how the Leadership …

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Aug 11

Immigration Reform Bill includes new penalties for growing pot on federal land

As a big fan of our open spaces including national forest, state parks, and so on I firmly believe that using them to grow marijuana is a bad idea.  It’s not that I’m against the plant in any way – I’m very 420 friendly – I just don’t believe public lands should be used to …

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Apr 17

Wilderness Land Navigation Clinic Offered By CDFW

A two-day land navigation clinic is being offered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on May 4th & May 5th. From the CDFW press release: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be holding a two-day land navigation clinic as part of its Advanced Hunter Education Program. The overnight workshop will be …

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Mar 06

Comments Period Open For Land Management Plans For So. Cal. National Forests

The Forest Service has opened the public comments period for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Amendment to the Land Management Plans which will affect all four of the Southern California National Forests; Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino. From the press release: “The environmental impact statement analyzes the proposal to …

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Feb 16

Forest Service Invites Input On Scenic Loop OSV/OHV Staging Areas

The Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest has proposed a project to improve two off highway vehicle (OHV) and over snow vehicle (OSV) staging areas in areas that have existing, user-created staging areas.  The areas are located east of Highway 395, lookout loop and at 3S22 (just off the Scenic Loop). According to the …

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Nov 01

National Parks Waive Fees for Veterans Day Weekend

In celebration of Veterans Day, America’s many national parks are waiving entrance fees and offering free admission from Saturday, November 10 through Monday, November 12, 2012 (from the National Park Service website: “fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected …

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