June 25, 2024
Contact: Andrea Howell
Phone: 530-378-8104
Sierra Pacific Industries to Close Public Access to
California Forestlands Due to Wildfire Risk

Closure begins Fri., June 28 based on risk of wildfires

Anderson, CA—Due to the increasing risk of wildfires, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) will close its California forestlands to public access beginning Fri., June 28.

SPI considers several wildfire risk factors when closing its lands, including increasing temperatures, dry vegetation, low moisture levels in fuels, and long-range weather forecasts for the region. The closure will remain in effect until moisture levels and long range weather forecasts improve.

The use of SPI’s roads and walk-in access to the company’s privately owned lands for recreational purposes will be prohibited. Public roads crossing SPI lands are not affected by this closure.

To learn more about the company’s recreation access policies, please visit the website at For inquiries associated with the closure, contact the SPI California Public Recreation Hotline at 530-378-8274.


Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The company is the largest private landowner in the U.S., owning and managing over 2.4 million acres of timberland in California, Washington, and Oregon. Along with being a windows manufacturer, it is one of the largest U.S. lumber, millwork and biomass energy producers. The company is committed to sustainable forest management and manufacturing innovation along with a commitment to their people and operating communities.