CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc Unit
The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit is located in the northeastern part of the State, consisting of Lassen, Modoc, Plumas and portions of Shasta, and Siskiyou counties. There are a total of 1.6 million acres within the Direct Protection Area of the Unit with an average elevation of 5000'.
Vegetation ranges from ponderosa pines, lodgepole pines, and mixed firs along the west side of the Unit, to sage brush, oaks, and annual grasses mixed with juniper in the desert to the east.
Logging, correctional institutions, and recreation are the major economic contributors to the region. Recreation, although seasonal, flourishes during the spring and summer months.
The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit works closely with other agencies including the Bureau of Land Management, Lassen National Forest, Modoc National Forest, Plumas National Forest, State Department of Fish and Game, Transportation, Highway Patrol, and county and city agencies.
|CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits in Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties
June 13, 2016 - While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions continue to increase fire danger in the region prompting CAL FIRE to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties. This suspension takes effect Monday, June 20, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris like branches and leaves. Please note that the ban will be going into effect earlier than in years past. More...
|New Unit Chief for CAL FIRE Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit
May 5, 2016 - The Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit of CALFIRE is pleased to announce the appointment of Unit Chief Don Gordon. Congratulate Don on his new assignment and welcome him to the Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit. More...
|BURN PERMITS REQUIRED MAY 1ST, 2016
April 20, 2016 - Effective Sunday, May 1st, 2016 the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Lassen – Modoc – Plumas Unit will require dooryard burning permits for residential burning within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas Counties. More...
|Need a Burn Permit?
May 1, 2016 - If you need a burn permit, below are locations within the county that can issue a burn permits. If no one is available, we apologize; we are out training or on an emergency call and will return as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.