USDA Forest Service Announces Temporary Forest Closures
USDA Forest Service Temporarily Closing All California National
Forests for Public Safety
VALLEJO, Calif., — August 30, 2021. To better provide public and firefighter safety
due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest
Region is announcing a temporary closure of all National Forests in California. This
closure will be in effect from Aug. 31, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. through September 17, 2021
at 11:59 p.m. This order does not affect the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, which is
not in the Pacific Southwest Region.
“We do not take this decision lightly but this is the best choice for public safety,” said
Regional Forester Jennifer Eberlien. “It is especially hard with the approaching Labor
Day weekend, when so many people enjoy our national forests.”
See the full press release here.