FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Sierra Pacific Industries
October 4, 2021
With the reduced risk of extreme wildfire conditions, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) is reopening its California forestlands to public access, effective immediately. Closures will remain in place on SPI forestlands in the vicinity of the 2020 and 2021 wildfires to ensure the safety of the public and crews working to recover, restore and reforest the lands impacted by those fires.
“SPI takes its commitment to protecting our forest resources and public safety seriously,” said Andrea Howell, SPI spokeswoman. “We thank the public for respecting these temporary closures. We are glad conditions have improved so that we can reopen our lands for responsible recreation.”
SPI’s public access policy allows for use of most its California forestlands for hunting and other recreational activities. Many areas are limited to non-motorized use for resource protection or public safety concerns. In addition to the wildfire-related closures, other areas will be posted closed for active logging, existing leases, wildlife protection and other considerations.
For inquiries about areas remaining closed due for post-wildfire forest recovery, contact the SPI California Public Recreation Hotline, 530-378-8274. To learn more about the company’s recreation access policies, which includes no campfires or overnight camping, visit http://spi-ind.com/OurForests/RecreationAccess."
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