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SONORA, Calif. — In an effort to provide for public safety and protect natural resources, the Stanislaus National Forest has implemented temporary fire restrictions in areas designated as high fire hazard areas. This order goes into effect July 1, 2022 and will be in place until Dec. 31, 2022. The Forest has decided to enter High Fire Hazard fire restrictions based on predicted weather conditions, historic drought conditions and limited availability of firefighting resources from federal agencies and our state partners has resulted in the need for restricting potential fire causing activities of persons in the High Fire Hazard Area.

“Protecting our natural resources is at the core of what we do,” said Acting Forest Supervisor, Beth Martinez. “Additionally, public safety is top of mind in all our efforts. With that, I have decided to implement these fire restrictions to help protect our forest and everyone who enjoys recreating there.”

These restrictions are believed to be the most immediate and effective method to reduce the potential for loss of life and property, and to protect the physical, biological, and cultural resources of the forest from fire.

The full order is available on the Stanislaus National Forest website with maps of the impacted areas under fire restrictions. https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd1040192.pdf

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If the USFS was serious about "protecting resources" they would thinning at about 4x their current rate. 

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