N.C. Forest Service implements safety measures limiting public access in response to COVID-19


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) Due to public safety and social distancing, effective at 12 noon Friday, March 20 N.C. Forest Service will be implementing safety measures in response to COVID-19.

The following measures will be implemented:

  • All burn permits are being issued online only;
  • No special use permits of any kind are being issued in person at any State Forest or other NCFS locations;
  • All NCFS office locations and/or facilities are temporarily closed to the public until further notice; and
  • State Forests remain open to the public; however, amenities including offices, education and visitor centers, restrooms and picnic shelters are temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

Contact information for county forest rangers is available at www.ncforestservice.gov/contacts.

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