Jessica Cejnar / Monday, March 23 @ 9:19 a.m. / Community, Emergencies

COVID-19 Prompts Virtual Services For Six Rivers


Six Rivers National Forest offices are closed and services have moved online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

From a National Forest Service press release:

EUREKA, Calif. —The Six Rivers National Forest is closing offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.

Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to visit the forest’s website at www.fs.usda.gov/srnf or contact any Six Rivers National Forest office during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 8AM to 4:30 PM) for prompt, customer service:

  • Forest Supervisor’s Office, Eureka -- neil.dresser@usda.gov
  • Gasquet Ranger District / Smith River National Recreation Area, Gasquet – (707) 457-3131
  • Orleans / Ukonom Ranger District, Orleans – (530) 627-3291
  • Lower Trinity Ranger District, Willow Creek – (530) 629-2118
  • Mad River Ranger District, Mad River – (707) 574-6233

“As we work through an unpredictable and rapidly changing situation, health and safety is our number one priority,” said Forest Supervisor Ted McArthur. “We are committed to continuing to support our communities and fulfill our mission as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of COVID-19.

These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice to limit gatherings of large numbers of people and to promote social distancing.

Visitors to our national forests are urged to take the precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For tips from the CDC on preventing illnesses like the coronavirus, go to www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html.


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