Mendocino National Forest reopens to the public

Sep 17, 2021

9/17/21 — The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Mendocino National Forest and 12 of the other 18 national forests in the state at midnight Thursday after a historic two-week closure prompted by high fire risk and limited firefighting resources.

This was the second time in the Forest Service’s 116-year history that it closed public access to all its trails and campgrounds in California. Forest Service spokesperson Samantha Reho spoke to KZYX about what factors went into the decision-making process.