by AVA News Service, September 28, 2016
Jackson Demonstration State Forest Campground, Trail, Firewood Area Closures
Fort Bragg– California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Mendocino Unit is preparing for the Fall season at Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) by announcing scheduled closures of seasonal campgrounds, trails and firewood areas.
Campground Closure: The seasonal closure of JDSF Camp One, Dunlap and Horse Camp campgrounds are scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2016. Big River campground will remain open until which time it is deemed necessary to close.
Trail Closure: Beginning October 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-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, October 3, 2016, 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, CA or by calling (707) 964-5674 during the following hours: Monday through Friday from 8-12 & 1-5. Our website is: 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.