< Back to All News

National Forests Closure Order Extended

The closure of all national forests in California has already been extended beyond Labor Day. And it’s not just because of the Caldor Fire that’s been threatening the Lake Tahoe region. Tahoe National Forest Service Public Information Officer, Joe Flannery, says it’s been extended through at least September 17th, as conditions continue to deteriorate statewide. And that, in turn, continues to stretch Forest Service resources and personnel to the thinnest of levels, and only for fire protection. He says it’s also for the public’s protection…

click to listen to Joe Flannery

And that also decreases the potential for new fire starts, with so many human-caused. Flannery also points out that many of these fires are not wind-driven, like so many in the

click to listen to Joe Flannery

While the closures will continue to be reviewed regularly, Flannery says we would need about three days of rain for recreational activities to resume again. Last year, closure orders weren’t issued until September and then forests had limited openings, in mid-October, to allow camping only on designated sites.

KNCO Web Comments Guidelines

  1. Keep it clean. Comments with inappropriate language, no matter how cleverly spelled or decorated will not be posted.
  2. Comments on the way the story was written or misspelled words will be passed on to the story authors and not posted.
  3. Please use your real name. Anonymous comments or comments posted using a fake name or web handle may not be posted.
  4. Please use your real email address so we can contact you.
  5. No flaming. Any comments that are primarily of a name calling finger pointing nature may not be posted.
  6. The comment section is not a right it is a privilege. KNCO retains all rights as to what is posted on its website.

Leave A Comment

*

*

* captcha