Quincy, CA, September 15, 2017 – For the 34th consecutive year, selected roads and off-highway vehicle trails in the Diamond Mountain Limited Vehicular Access Area will be closed to motorized vehicles before and during deer hunting season within Zone X-6A. The motor vehicle restriction is due to the volume of vehicles in deer hunting areas during the deer season and the effects of motor vehicles on deer behavior. The motor vehicle restriction goes into effect September 30, and continues through October 22, 2017.
The affected area is bounded by Diamond Mountain on the north, heading southeast, the area follows the boundary of the Lassen National Forest, then continues south to the south end of Wildcat Ridge, then continues northwest to Indian Creek, then continues northwest along Indian Creek to Red Rock, then continues northeast to the starting point at Diamond Mountain, as shown on the Forest Order (11-17-XX) map. This road closure order includes all or portions of National Forest System roads 28N02, 28N02E, 28N35, 28N26X, 28N31, 28N02, 28N15 and 28N52 as well as motorized trails 12M28, 12M29, and 12M38.
While motorized vehicles are prohibited on all roads and trails in the area during this closure, some activities are exempt from this order as are persons with disabilities using assistive devices such as wheelchairs.
Partners in this successful effort include the Plumas County Fish & Game Commission, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and Plumas National Forest.
Please visit the Plumas National Forest’s website to view the forest closure order and associated map, http://www.fs.usda.gov/plumas . See “Alerts & Warnings.” If you need more information about the forest order, what activities are exempt or would like to obtain a hard copy of the map, contact the Mt. Hough Ranger District at (530) 283-0555.