Maxwell runabout owned by Assistant Ranger Farley was often used to go to fires on the Sierra National Forest
After years of overuse and degradation of western lands, President Cleveland, in 1897, proclaimed 13 new forest reserves, known as the "Washington's Birthday Reserves." Two of these reserves were located in California; the San Jacinto and Stanislaus. In 1907, the name was changed to "National Forests." Wood, water, forage and recreation on these lands became open for "wise" use to be managed for future generations.
The Pacific Southwest Region now administers 20,000,000 acres on 18 National Forests.