MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. – Forest products will not be available for sale Monday, May 14, through Wednesday, May 16 at any of the Mendocino National Forest offices.
Forest offices will be open for general visitor information during their regular business hours.
The forest products include personal woodcutting permits, National Forest maps, and all local and federal interagency passes (Red Bluff boat launch, senior, access and annual passes).
In the interim, forest maps can be purchased over the phone by calling 406-329-3024 or visiting www.nationalforeststore.com .
Federal Interagency passes can be purchased by calling 1-888-ASK-USGS or visiting www.nationalforeststore.com .
For Red Bluff boat launch passes, please call the Sacramento River Discovery Center at 530-527-1196 to check availability during regular business hours Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Forest collections officers, responsible for the sales of forest products will be undergoing training on the new point-of-sale system being implemented on the forest.
The system will allow customers to use credit cards to purchase all Forest products, including personal woodcutting and Christmas tree permits. Currently on the Mendocino National Forest, credit cards are only accepted for maps and passes.
“We appreciate the public’s patience as we learn this new system, not only during the days products won’t be available due to the training, but also as we start using this system across the Forest,” said Forest Supervisor Sherry Tune. “Ultimately, this short period of inconvenience while learning and implementing this system will lead us to improved customer service.”
The new point-of-sale system will be available for customer sales across the Forest by Monday, May 21.
For more information regarding the changes in Forest Service product sales, please visit http://www.fs.fed.us/billpay/ .
For additional information about the forest or available products, please contact the Mendocino National Forest at 530-934-3316, or visit www.fs.usda.gov/mendocino .