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Regional fire restrictions and local forest order extended for Stanislaus National Forest

10-16-2020 – SONORA, California –Regional Forester Randy Moore signed Regional Order 20-22, extending fire restrictions for all California national forests due to the extreme fire danger.  Fire restrictions remain in effect through Oct. 22 at all elevations on the Stanislaus National Forest, … Read More

Alpine County Fall Colors Photo Contest

If you haven’t visited Alpine County in the Fall, you are in for a treat! The aspens and willows come alive with vibrant hues of yellows, oranges, and reds, and the crisp autumn air and blue skies will take your … Read More

Vote for BV XC Skiing!

Did you know that the Bear Valley Adventure Company (BVAC) has been identified as one of the top 20 cross country ski resorts in North America by USA Today. Now USA Today is asking people to vote for their favorite … Read More

Temporary Forest Closures – Updated

Updated 9-25-2020 – The Stanislaus Forest is open with fire restrictions in place. A red flag warning is in place for this weekend, please recreate safely. Check for updates with the National Weather Service and Hathaway Pines Forest Service office. … Read More

The Scenic Byway Association and the Forest Service Remind You to Take Care of Yourself, the forest, and our communities this Labor Day Weekend

Our visitors are reminded that fire season is here and our rural communities and recreational areas have been overwhelmed this year with visitors. Please follow health guidelines, be especially careful, and clean up after enjoying your time here. We do … Read More

Hermitfest 2020 Canceled

It is with great regret that we have canceled our Annual Scenic Celebration, affectionately known as Hermitfest, planned for September 12th, 2020 due to COVID-19 constraints and concerns for the wellbeing of our community and our visitors.  We know many … Read More

Cal Trans Activity on the Scenic Byway This Week

There will be a couple of lane closures this week resulting in short delays. Begin: Calaveras/Alpine County Line End: Closure Gate # 5 on State Route 89 Restriction: Moving closure #1 of 2 lanes Reason: Striping OperationExpected Delays: 5 minutes … Read More

USFS Seral Project Virtual Presentation August 5, 2020

Sonora, CA — Forest Service officials will detail an effort to improve the ecological health of a large swath of the Stanislaus National Forest. The Social and Ecological Resilience Across the Landscape (SERAL) project is currently going through an initial … Read More

Some USFS Campgrounds Reopen on June 12, 2020

Forest Service reopens some campgrounds and authorizes dispersed camping June 12 SONORA, Calif., – The Stanislaus National Forest announced that many developed recreation sites will reopen for visitors June 12, 2020. Forest order STF-16-2020-15 identifies 19 campgrounds that will reopen June 12, … Read More

Updated National Forest Orders for June 9, 2020

SONORA, Calif., –The Stanislaus National Forest revised its seasonal high-elevation road closure order. The revision lists only five forest roads that remain closed through June 30, 2020 due to lingering snow.  The previous order included sixteen high elevation roads.   View a … Read More