Anderson, CA…Due to the extreme drought conditions and risk of wildfire, Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) is closing its California forestlands to public access. This closure will begin Monday, June 21, and remain in effect until further notice.
“SPI takes its commitment to protecting our forest resources and public safety seriously,” said Andrea Howell, SPI spokesman. “With this year’s extreme drought conditions having substantially increased the risk of wildfire, we have made the difficult decision to close our lands to public access and recreation.”
The public’s use of SPI roads and walk-in access to their privately-owned lands will not be allowed. SPI will regularly evaluate the situation; however, it is anticipated the closure will remain in effect into Fall 2021. For inquiries about the closure, contact the SPI California Public Recreation Hotline, 530-378-8274. To learn more about the company’s recreation access policies, visit http://spi-ind.com/OurForests/RecreationAccess.
Sierra Pacific Industries is a third-generation, family-owned forest products company based in Anderson, California. The firm owns and manages over 2.1 million acres of timberland in California and Washington and is one of the largest U.S. lumber producers. The company also manufactures millwork, windows, and renewable energy.