Friday, 27 May 2022

Jackson Demonstration State Forest announces planned seasonal closures

FORT BRAGG, Calif. – The Cal Fire Mendocino Unit is preparing for the fall season at Jackson Demonstration State Forest, or JDSF, by announcing scheduled closures of seasonal campgrounds, trails and firewood areas.

Campground closure: The seasonal closure of JDSF Camp One, Dunlap and Horse campgrounds are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 1. Big River campground will remain open until which time it is deemed necessary to close.

Trail closure: Beginning Oct. 15, the “Trestle Trail” between Camp 8 and JDSF Road 1070 will be closed to mushroom gathering and other recreational activities. This trail is closed (October to May) as a precautionary measure in an attempt to slow the spread of Phytophthora
ramorum, the invasive pathogen that causes sudden oak death.

Firewood area closure: The designated areas for firewood cutting will also close on Monday, Oct. 1, or prior to the first significant rain, whichever occurs first. After the closure, all firewood cutting on the Forest is prohibited until otherwise noticed.

Information regarding camping and other recreational activities such as mushroom gathering on JDSF is available at the Cal Fire Fort Bragg office located at 802 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, or by calling 707-964-5674 during the following hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.

Visit the Web site at http://calfire.ca.gov/resource_mgt/resource_mgt_stateforests_jackson.php.

Multiple uses of JDSF for a wide variety of activities that benefit the public, the economy and natural resources are what our demonstration forests are all about.

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