Clovis Calif., – The Sierra National Forest announces the extension of the Sierra – Creek Fire Closure Order through January 06, 2021. The purpose of Creek Fire Order No. 05-15-00-20-22 is to protect public and employee health and safety, along with protection of natural and cultural resources on the Sierra National Forest from December 10, 2020 – January 06, 2021.
This order will help protect visitors and our employees by reducing exposure to COVID-19 and mitigating the further burden on limited healthcare facilities.
We are Aligning with the Governor of the State of California’s “Stay-at-Home-Order Issued on December 03, 2020. Forest leadership is intending at the conclusion of this forest order, to have much more of the general Forest open, and focus the remaining closure on specific roads and improved recreational areas that are not yet safe to occupy.
We continue to recommend that you not travel long distances to recreate and, again, check with your local National Forest before visiting.
If you or anyone in your household is feeling sick, please remain at home and plan your trip for another time. All visitors should practice self-sufficiency during your visits to national forests. Recreating responsibly will help ensure that expanded access to recreational facilities, services, and opportunities continues.
We ask that you practice, and maintain responsible recreational practices at all times, including:
- Research winter road conditions and make sure your vehicle is snow ready;
- Maintaining at least six feet distancing from others;
- Do not gather in groups and please follow the latest guidance from officials;
- Communicate with others as you pass. Alert trail users of your presence and step aside to let others pass;
- Pack out your trash and leave with everything you bring in and use; and
- All services may not be available, so please plan accordingly.
We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our national forests safe and healthy for everyone’s use.