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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/07/2020 11:10 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/08/2020 06:49 AM
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Forest Service Temporarily Closes Southern California National Forests, Stanislaus National Forest Now Closed!

Vallejo, CA...Most of California remains under the threat of unprecedented and dangerous fire conditions with a combination of extreme heat, significant wind events, dry conditions, and firefighting resources that are stretched to the limit. Due to these conditions, the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region is announcing the following temporary closures and fire restrictions to provide for public safety and reduce the potential for human caused fire starts. They will go into effect at 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, September 7, 2020, and will be re-evaluated daily as conditions change.




1. Closure of the following National Forests: Stanislaus National Forest, Sierra National Forest, Sequoia National Forest, Inyo National Forest, Los Padres National Forest, Angeles National Forest, San Bernardino National Forest, and Cleveland National Forest.

2. Prohibition of the use of any ignition source on all National Forest System lands (campfires, gas stoves, etc.) throughout California.

3. Closure of all developed campgrounds and day-use sites on National Forests in California.



“The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously. Existing fires are displaying extreme fire behavior, new fire starts are likely, weather conditions are worsening, and we simply do not have enough resources to fully fight and contain every fire,” said Randy Moore, Regional Forester for the USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region. “We are bringing every resource to bear nationally and internationally to fight these fires, but until conditions improve, and we are confident that National Forest visitors can recreate safely, the priority is always to protect the public and our firefighters. With these extreme conditions, these temporary actions will help us do both.”



An example of extreme fire behavior is the Creek Fire on the Sierra National Forest which began on Friday Sep. 4th and grew rapidly on Saturday, Sep. 5th. The fire made a 15-mile run in a single day and burned 36,000 acres, prompting evacuations and life saving measures. The California National Guard evacuated at least 200 people from Wagner Mammoth Pool Campground and assessed them for medical needs.



The Forest Service thanks our partners and the public for their cooperation and understanding of this monumental fire threat. It is critical that all Californians and national forest visitors follow these important closures and restrictions for their own safety and the safety of our firefighters.



The Forest Service manages 18 National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, which encompasses over 20 million acres across California, and assists forest landowners in California, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands. National forests supply 50 percent of the water in California and form the watershed of most major aqueducts and more than 2,400 reservoirs throughout the state. For more information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/R5.


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Closed campgrounds
Posted on: 2020-09-07 12:19:55   By: Anonymous
 
It's about frickin time.
Let's see how many cars will be parked along the road at Lake Alpine.
Hope this means White Pines will be closed as well.


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    Re: Closed campgrounds
    Posted on: 2020-09-07 12:47:10   By: Anonymous
     
    You're a real advocate for personal liberty I see.

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      Re: Closed campgrounds
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:27:24   By: Anonymous
       
      Let me see if I've got this anywhere near correct. The Forest Service "manages" our forests, neglecting to clear years of overgrowth, beetle killed trees and other fire hazards. To compensate for their neglect, they declare the forests hazardous, extremely dangerous, and forbid the general public access to our public property. I think we ought to send them all home with pay until it rains. That's what they've been working towards since they closed the forests this spring because of covid. These people simply don't want to work, and will do anything to keep us off our public lands.

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        Re: Closed campgrounds
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:46:11   By: Anonymous
         
        Blame the spotted owl, he started it all. Lawsuit costs made it too expensive to manage forests.

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          Re: Closed campgrounds
          Posted on: 2020-09-07 14:43:21   By: Anonymous
           
          Spotted Owls Lives Matter. More so then Black Lives Matter.
          I say this because in 2019 police killed 8 unarmed black men.
          (2016 is the latest I found) Black on Black murders? 2,570 And blacks (13%of the population) murder whites well over twice the amount of whites murdering blacks.
          It's not the police blacks need to fear, it's blacks. The only reason blacks hate the police so much (and Democrats too) is because they're always breaking the law and getting arrested.
          Case closed.
          By the way, the law enforcement lobbying group have picked to support the Republican Party, Our President Donald Trump. The same people who backed Democrats in 2008 and 2012 now won't because Biden and Harris are anti-police, because of not once did they speak out against the rioting, AND Harris Biden pleaded for people to send money to post bail for violent criminals including a rapist and a murderer in minneapolis.
          https://dennismichaellynch.com/sen-kamala-harris-promoted-group-that-put-up-bail-for-alleged-violent-criminals/

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            Generalize much?
            Posted on: 2020-09-07 15:22:53   By: Anonymous
             
            Black on Black deaths.
            Latino on Latino deaths.
            White on White deaths.
            Doesn't take a genius to realize the rate of death among any race is going to be higher amongst themselves.
            Tough to argue that Black men get shot at a higher rate than other races.
            You attribute that to law breaking?
            How come Calaveras/Tuolumne law breakers don't get shot?
            Realizing there's a problem is the first step to solving the problem.

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              Re: Generalize much?
              Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:44:15   By: Anonymous
               
              You know...It's just a waste of breath to try and explain this subject to you. You are ignorant and will remain so the rest of your life as you are unable to grasp sane reasoning at all.

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                Re: Generalize much? Sane reasoning
                Posted on: 2020-09-07 18:13:56   By: Anonymous
                 
                Your flaw is that you think your reasoning is the only answer to the problem.
                You probably think Trump has been a great President as well.

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          Re: Closed campgrounds
          Posted on: 2020-09-07 15:37:36   By: Anonymous
           
          Thank the Sierra Club.

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        Re: Closed campgrounds
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 15:07:59   By: Anonymous
         
        Takes money . You want more clearing and control burns....vote for more money to do it. Or get out there and rake it up like the Moron T said.

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          Re: Closed campgrounds
          Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:51:13   By: Anonymous
           
          Get all those lazy azzes out of the motels/hotels, parked along roadsides and laying all over in parks and shopping centers and put them camping in the forests.

          Why do we have to pay to feed them to sit in motel/hotels, have food delivered 3 times a day and medical/mental services at their call? Put them in the forests give them all this care there and have them work to earn it.

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            Re: Closed campgrounds
            Posted on: 2020-09-07 17:21:58   By: Anonymous
             
            Sounds like a great way to start some fires.

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            Re: Closed campgrounds
            Posted on: 2020-09-08 20:46:31   By: Anonymous
             
            That sounds like trump talk. How about you take his solution and grab your rake. And rake the forest like Finland. Didn’t. But the Moron trump has no idea. He is a New York City con man.

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        Re: Closed campgrounds
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 18:37:41   By: Anonymous
         
        Sierra Club and their ilk caused this. Just look at Shaver Lake.

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      Re: Closed campgrounds- personal liberty
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 14:02:33   By: Anonymous
       
      I'm all for protecting our liberties.
      Campgrounds on the eastern side of the Sierra were closed until mid June because of Covid. The availability of those same Campgrounds to SoCal travelers up 395 brought the virus to all those rural counties.
      Parallels with our county being visited by Bay Area and Central Valley tourists made us susceptible to the virus. Had people SIP, the virus would have possibly been contained.
      Many people didn't take things seriously. 190,000 dead Americans and 14,000 dead Californians makes it pretty clear that things should have been handled differently.


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        Re: Closed campgrounds- personal liberty
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:33:44   By: Anonymous
         
        If people had stayed home, we wouldn't have had all these cases in our county. You can point to the hwy 4 high country as being the exception.
        Don't you wonder how many have come up here with the virus, left, and shown up as a statistic in another county?
        The cases in VS and SA just prove that SIP is the prudent answer to keeping the virus from spreading.
        For the families who lost a loved one in Avalon, you have my condolences.

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          Re: Closed campgrounds- personal liberty
          Posted on: 2020-09-07 21:09:40   By: Anonymous
           
          I going to Pickle Patch on Trump Tuesday and having a Biden Burger made with Harris Beef.

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    Re: Closed campgrounds
    Posted on: 2020-09-07 12:48:08   By: Anonymous
     
    you cant close White Pines.. then the Tweakers and Taco eaters wont have anywhere to wash and use bathroom

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      Re: Closed campgrounds
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:00:52   By: Anonymous
       
      Belongs to CCWD

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        Re: Closed campgrounds
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:09:05   By: Anonymous
         
        Please everyone just be extra careful and don’t do anything that could spark a fire.

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        Re: Closed campgrounds
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:10:32   By: Anonymous
         
        They should have closed the forests this whole summer! Now we can at least be rid of most of the crappy tourists who do not care about anything! See ya!

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      Re: Closed campgrounds
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 14:46:31   By: Anonymous
       
      I've never heard a woman complain about a taco eater.

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        Re: Closed campgrounds
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:55:00   By: Anonymous
         
        Loser! Majority of men have completely no idea what a woman wants or how to go about doing it at all. Most women do not like you fools wasting our time thinking you have skills you don't have and will never be able to learn. And no I am not a Les.

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          Re: Closed campgrounds
          Posted on: 2020-09-07 21:10:57   By: Anonymous
           
          I gots me some skills girl. I'll have you begging me for more!

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Trump POS
Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:17:54   By: Anonymous
 
POS TRUMP
THE RED QUEEN SAID OFF WITH HIS HEAD!!!

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    Re: Trump POS
    Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:40:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Well how convenient is this. Massive tourists were able to use the National Forests throughout the Summer. Now at 5:00 p.m. on Labor Day, the forest are off limits to visitors. This should have been done weeks ago not only for fire prevention but to keep these Idiots out of our area so they don't spread the Chinese Virus.

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      Re: Trump POS
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:45:04   By: Anonymous
       
      This is all a result from our Supreme Beings plans. Now people will be forced to just stay at home (since these sites will be closed) and hopefully this whole Covid 19 virus will disappear and all our lives will get back to normal!

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        Re: Trump POS
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 14:01:52   By: Anonymous
         
        The imbecile trump took the US out of the climate accord . He is a stupid idiot plus. ...

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          Re: Trump POS/\/\ The imbecile trump...
          Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:40:12   By: Anonymous
           
          You can't blame Trump on this! This stuff just happens! As I said only our Supreme Being knows the truth and the only one being in absolute control of things. He's LARGE and IN CHARGE!

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      Re: Trump POS
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 13:58:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Not enough Tweakers to mess up White Pines, this summer the invasion of the flatlanders has been over the top. So all summer they trash the mountains, and now that peace is soon they close the forest. WTF.
      Yesterday morning before 8am a very short walk on the beach side I picked up
      over 10 soda /beer cans! I guess the tweakers were still sleeping.

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        Re: Trump POS
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 14:03:19   By: Anonymous
         
        You sound like a stupid republican.

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          Re: Trump POS
          Posted on: 2020-09-07 14:52:41   By: Anonymous
           
          What's the matter dumpacrap you don't like being called what you are, a Tweaker? Maybe you can get a job, get cleaned up, get more than a 6th grade education and be a role model....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA!!! what am I thinking, that would be impossible for you, any of it AHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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        Re: Trump POS
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 17:03:10   By: Anonymous
         
        The people from the cities who have moved here also are the problem. In the cities everyone picks up after them so they just throw their trash down everywhere.

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    Re: Trump POS
    Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:59:58   By: Anonymous
     
    Hey Alice in Wonderland: Do you think you can ever step back into reality? Grow up!

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      Re: /\/\ Hey Alice...
      Posted on: 2020-09-11 16:55:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Hey Tronald or whoever you are-why don't YOU grow up!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-07 14:49:07   By: Anonymous
 
Thank goodness - we need some controls on careless people especially during this emergency.

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How
Posted on: 2020-09-07 15:21:52   By: Anonymous
 
How in the blue f—-k, did this not happen sooner. It’s disgraceful. The flatlanders were allowed to run around up here all summer infecting our county, and now that Labor Day’s over they close??!!!!

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    Re: How
    Posted on: 2020-09-07 15:29:04   By: Anonymous
     
    It's called the old mighty dollar. No visitors=No money, regardless of the Flatlanders' behavior.

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      Re: How
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:15:25   By: Anonymous
       
      Merita's fat ass needs to be voted out...

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        Re:/\/\ Merita's fat ass...
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 16:41:53   By: Anonymous
         
        You mean Miss Nancy's sister lol!

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      Re: How
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 17:04:59   By: Anonymous
       
      We can produce products from the forest we need to clean up and sell them. We do not need tourist, nor are they conductive to a safe and peaceful place to live.

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        Re: How
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 17:07:55   By: Anonymous
         
        Yes that, and living within our means. Not just rubber stamping every wasteful cost by the Board of Supervisors.

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      Re: How
      Posted on: 2020-09-07 18:20:12   By: Anonymous
       
      No money to whom? The restaurants and wine tasting rooms? This area does not need tourist dollars. It still baffles me what people are doing up here, this isn't Tahoe thank god. What a thrill to wait in line to go to the f-ing Lube Room or Bistro.. They don't live here, they have business being here.

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        Re: How
        Posted on: 2020-09-07 21:30:33   By: Anonymous
         
        You forgot the burger place, Merrita the fat ASS! haha

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-09-07 20:02:45   By: Anonymous
 
Letter b s, but if you live anywhere in Calaveras County you can have a warming fire on your property even if its 110 degrees outside stated to me directly from Cal Fire. Kind of ironic don't you think?

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    Re: warming fire
    Posted on: 2020-09-07 21:01:33   By: Anonymous
     
    And its still 85 degrees at my house at 9pm.
    True on the warming fire , but you better have a hose nearby and ready. You'd be held liable for any embers escaping and starting a burn.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2020-09-08 06:23:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Yes, but you’ll be charged for the cost of putting it out.

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