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. Read More
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.
The Salmon River Complex fire on the Klamath National Forest demonstrated defensible space can and does make a difference in protecting homes from wildfire. Defensible space – a well-maintained landscape of fire resistant plantings, properly pruned trees and shrubs and a well-watered lawn – has been proven time and time again to be effective in saving homes when wildfire threatens.