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Current Status of Stanislaus Forest
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5/14/2020 at 5:47:39 PM GMT
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Current Status of Stanislaus Forest
I have been in touch with the Stanislaus forest regarding the recreational areas in this forest.  Per my contact with the Forest Service,shelter in place still remains until Governor Newsom issues guidelines on how the state will begin opening up.  The Forest Service is presently working on their strategies on how they will open up the area.  As it stands, no cabin owners are permitted to access their cabins--roads are closed.  Updates can also be found on the USFS site.

5/14/2020 at 7:18:57 PM GMT
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Thanks for letting us know. We have heard that some gates may not be opened up yet. In California, it appears that some forests are working closely with state and county authorities. Keep in mind that if any particular forest or district is restricting use, you should be eligible for requesting fee relief in proportion to your reduced use. Whether it is the state or the Forest Service setting the rules that led to your "impaired" use, your district staff will have guidelines for providing fee reduction due to what is termed "impaired use."

What we understood from both the Washington Office and the Regional office was that the permits would not be restricted and use of your cabin would be a decision made individually based on your situation and state guidelines. In cases where there is closure and permit holders are not allowed use under their permit terms, you can request the above fee reduction for consideration from your Forest.

We'll post as we learn more, too. Thanks again for that local/regional insight. Hope they open up the gates soon.