Photographs from the National Forests in California
The Pacific Southwest Region Recreation Agenda provides vital leadership for National Forest recreation, wilderness, and heritage resources while implementing actions to address the outdoor recreation needs of California's present and future generations.
The mission of the Pacific Southwest Region Recreation Program is to sustain ecosystems and serve people through innovative recreation leadership and partnerships for facilities, services, and programs.
If awe-inspiring landscapes and intriguing cultural sites are your thing, visit California's 18 National Forests for mystery, beauty and special places. Here, on your National Forests, you can hike, ride horses, camp, picnic, drive for pleasure, use your mountain bike, fish, enjoy interpretive and educational activities and savor water sports.
Forest resources provide ways to develop strong connections to the land and vital values that contribute to healthy lives: clean water, clean air, natural scenic beauty, spiritual renewal, important natural resources, protection of rare species, majestic forests, wilderness, a connection with history and opportunities for unparalleled outdoor adventures.
A uniquely American idea, wilderness is part of our heritage and is passed on as a legacy to our children. Firmly attached to the American past, the legacy that is wilderness will remain indispensable to the American future.
It is not just government agencies that are responsible for protecting and managing our national wild & scenic rivers. Many of us get our drinking water from rivers, and many of the animals we like to see live there. You are every bit as critical.