Klamath National Forest


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Klamath National Forest

Address:1312 Fairlane Rd
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone:530-842-6131
Fax:530-398-4599
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r5/klamath
Size: 1,700,000 acres.
Location:Straddles the California-Oregon border. Accessible by I-5. Nearby cities/towns include Etna, Happy Camp, and Orleans.
Facilities:36 campgrounds, dispersed camping, resorts (concession operated), picnic sites, trails (1,000+ miles), lookout towers, 5 wilderness areas.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, swimming, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, spelunking, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Marble Mountains and Trinity wilderness areas; 200 miles of river system for rafting and 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers; a 116-mile segment of Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (see entry in national trails section); more than 100 glacial lakes. Forest houses the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden, ten stylized metal sculptures that honor veterans of all wars and people affected by war, both in the battle zone and at home.

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Klamath National Forest is made up of 1.6 million acres of land ranging from semiarid scrub to mountainous coniferous forest and is slashed by ravines a thousand feet deep.
Caption: One sure-bet for eagle watching is the Three Sisters Bald Eagle Winter Roost in Klamath National Forest, California.
Forest Service wildland fire engine patrolling the perimeter of a wildfire in the Klamath National Forest drove off a logging road in the dark and rolled 800 feet down a mountainside.
His descriptions of the Klamath National Forest and the Six Rivers National Forest are chilling and lend a certain credence to the idea that something must be out there: The forest vanished suddenly, he writes, leaving only scrub brush and scattered splinter pines growing at odd angles from angular stone surfaces glazed with a sheen of ocher and burnt umber.
If you're hiking or hiking in Oregon's Siskiyou National Forest or California's Klamath National Forest during the rainy season, you'll need to hose down those muddy boots and tires as you move from site to site-you may even have to avoid some trails completely.
From the alpine meadows of Klamath National Forest to the cactus-dotted flatlands of the Sonoran Desert, Californians aren't waiting for the government to identify wildlands that deserve more protection--they're doing it themselves.
Although whitewater guides complain about the noise and congestion caused by the new generation of miners, Klamath National Forest administrators have been reluctant to restrict time-honered mining rights.
California Oak Foundation projects Klamath National Forest Kings Range Conservation Area Mt.
In Northern California's Klamath National Forest, conservationists and the agency agreed to strict criteria for such sales, banning logging near streams, prohibiting roadbuilding, and defining the conditions under which a tree may be cut.
Klamath National Forest. The Pacific Crest Trail winds through a mild to moderate burn area where fires leaped around the hillsides, leaving lush pockets of Douglas fir untouched.
One example is the blatant, unlawful felling o a large number of spotted-owl "leave trees" on California's Klamath National Forest in the late 1980s--acts that damaged that habitat for owl nesting for th next 250 years, according to Forest Service wildlife biologist Edith Asrow.
Dozens of local and state officers joined in a 12-hour, helicopter-supported operation begun when white separatist Maynard Charles Campbell, who had been logging illegally around his fiance's mining claim on the Klamath National Forest, wouldn't come forward to accept a no-bail warrant.