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

Need to Know

Clear Lake Sage Grouse Restoration

Recent News


2017 Temporary Hiring

The YCC crew builds a log bridge through a low lying wet area for a trail crossing.

Interested in working for the Forest Service the summer of 2017?

The linked document shares the Modoc National Forest and Pacific Southwest Region 2017 hiring schedule for temporary seasonal and summer jobs in Series GS-0102 and all WG/WL for the 2017 season.

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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Wildlife guzzlers replaced

Volunteers install new guzzler on Devil

California Deer Association volunteers recently installed three wildlife guzzlers on the Modoc National Forest Devil’s Garden and Doublehead ranger districts.

Juniper reduction

Shows juniper stand after reduction project

Western juniper has long been a component of the Great Basin landscape. However decades of fire suppression has allowed the juniper to encroach upon and dominate vast areas...


Children experience forest

Liz from Badger Run with a long-eared owl

A new generation of Modoc County School District third and fourth graders learned about their National Forest at Cedar Pass. Even Smokey Bear was in attendance.

South Fork Juniper Project

AmeriCorps Silver 50 cuts and arranges juniper cut along the South Fork to protect against cattle

Mitigation is now under way in an area about one-half mile up and downriver from the West Valley Bridge. 

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