Mendocino National Forest reports on services available to visitors

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. – The Mendocino National Forest reported that it is providing as many services as possible via online ordering and telephone in an effort to continue its service to the community while addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information about online purchasing of maps and permits is available on the Forest website: .

Forest maps may be purchased through the USGS store: .

Recreation passes are also available at the USGS store: .

Please be advised of these new procedures regarding access to USDA facilities. We are asking all visitors to self-assess using the following USDA provided questions:

– Have you, someone living in your household, someone with you, someone you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for been diagnosed with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or had any contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?

– In the last 14 days, have you, someone living in your household, or someone with you have been in close or frequent contact with, or someone you are caring for returned from, or made a travel connection through a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 country or State Department Level 3 or Level 4 country, for example, China, Korea, Japan, the European Union, Iran?

– Do you currently have, or have you had within the last 24 hours, any cold or flu symptoms, including a fever greater than 100.4, shortness of breath, body aches and coughing?

If the answer to all of these questions is “no,” please call the Mendocino National Forest offices at the numbers below from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch) for assistance in obtaining entrance to our offices.

This may include setting up an appointment in order to enhance social distancing and minimize the number of visitors in our office at one time.

If any of the answers to the questions is ”yes,” forest officials ask that you still please call the number so we may see how we may assist your needs through other means than face-to-face:

– Supervisor’s Office: 530-934-3316;
– Stonyford Work Center: 530-963-3128;
– Upper Lake Ranger District: 707-275-2361;
– Covelo Ranger District: 707-983-6118.

“The forest remains open for your enjoyment. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19,” forest officials said in a statement.