The Klamath National Forest encompasses nearly 1.7 million acres of land straddling the California and Oregon border. The Forest is divided into two sections separated by the Shasta Valley and the I-5 corridor. In the mountains to the west, the terrain is steep and rugged. The east-side has the relatively gentler, rolling terrain of volcanic origin. With elevations ranging from 450 to 8,900 feet above sea level, the Klamath National Forest is one of America’s most biologically diverse regions. It is situated in a transitional region between the hotter and drier areas to the south and the colder, wetter climate to the north.
The U.S. Forest Service now offers access to a variety of visitor maps for people using Android and iOS devices.
The PDF Maps Mobile App, developed by Avenza Systems Inc., is available as a free download from iTunes and the Android Play Store. The app provides access to Forest Service maps, such as motor-vehicle-use maps, which are free while pages from national forest atlases are 99 cents and forest visitor maps are $4.99. Prices are pending for other agency maps.
Join botanists and biologists for a day of learning about local species that play an important role in pollination. Butterfly experts Rob Fernau, and Stan Carlson, and bee expert Robbin Thorp will assist in the search for rare and common species. The wildflowers in the meadows will afford opportunities to learn the plants too!
Pollinators, (including birds) and native plants will be observed by meandering through the meadows with short walks from vehicles. Guest speakers will discuss pollinator life histories, the state of pollinators in our area, and things that you can do to help conserve these important species.
The wildflower photo contest, held at the 22nd annual Siskiyou County Wildflower show in Yreka, resulted in the following winners by popular vote. There were a total of 30 entries, and 94 votes were tallied.