Sierra Pacific Industries closes public access to California forestlands due to extreme wildfire danger

Due to extreme wildfire conditions and risk to lives and property, Sierra Pacific Industries is closing its California forestlands to public access. This closure will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 and remain in effect until further notice.

“SPI takes its commitment to protecting our forest resources and public safety seriously,” said Andrea Howell, SPI spokeswoman. “With weather conditions continuing to bring significant wildfire risk, along with fire-fighting resources already fully deployed across the state for other wildfires, we made the difficult decision to close our lands to public access and recreation.”

Public roads on SPI’s forestlands will remain open, but walk-in access to their privately-owned lands will not be allowed. To learn more about the company’s recreation access policies and current closure restrictions, visit spi-ind.com/OurForests/RecreationAccess.

For more information, call Howell at 378-8000.