The Modoc National Forest is located in the northeastern part of California.
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Modoc National Forest

Beautiful panorama of the South Warner Mountains

The Modoc National Forest is a land of contrasts and unspoiled vacation hideaways. Nestled in the extreme northeastern corner of California, the Modoc National Forest is mountains pine forests and meadows, lakes, streams, rugged canyons, wetlands, lava beds and high desert plateaus. The Modoc offers beautiful scenery, varied terrain, abundant wildlife and an unforgettable visitor experience. 

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Clear Lake Sage Grouse Restoration

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Outdoors Expo 2016

Outdoor Expo at Alturas Park June 18-19, 2016

The 5th Annual Modoc Sportsman’s & Outdoor Expo June 18 & 19, 2016 Veteran’s Memorial Park 500 S. Main St./Hwy. 395 Alturas CA.

For more information please contact:

Reese Soriano 530-640-0125, Dan Ryan 530-640-3848 or Ken Sandusky 530-233-8713

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Modoc Outdoor Recreation & Tourism - America’s Land Stewards (M.O.R.T. - A.L.S.)

“Exploring Open Spaces and Historic Traces ...Discover the Modoc Outback!”

Annual Report 2015

Forest Supervisor, Amanda McAdams waves at the crowd during the parade for Fandango Days in Alturas

The Modoc National Forest presents our 2015 Annual Report, highlighting a few of our proudest accomplishments from last year. Please print and share this and other content on this website to help reach more people in our community with news about your National Forest. If you would like to receive regular email updates about the Forest, please send your request to

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Snow Survey Results

Shows technition measuring snow pack and an orange Snowcat used to access backcountry over snow

Modoc National Forest personnel recently conducted snow surveys at four select sites across the Forest.

Sage Grouse Working Group award

Group accepts the Award

The Modoc National Forest is part of the Clear Lake Sage Grouse Working Group, which seeks to preserve and enhance the local Sage Grouse population in the Clear Lake Management Unit. 


Sawlogs support restoration

Shows loader putting large bundle of small-diameter logs into chipper and chips flying into trailer.

The Craig Timber Sale on the Devils Garden Ranger District will provide 5.2 million board feet of biomass and 3.7 million board feet of lumber-quality timber.

PIT projects provide...

Shows college student learning from archaeologist at 2015 Passport in Time (PIT) project.

Through a sea of brightly colored pin flags and old gnarled juniper within the vast sagebrush is a group of Passport in Time volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

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