Situated in the Sierra Nevada, just south of the Cascade Range, the Plumas is versatile in its land features, uncrowded, and enhanced by a pleasant climate. Outdoor enthusiasts are attracted year round to its many streams and lakes, beautiful deep canyons, rich mountain valleys, meadows, and lofty peaks. Come and enjoy your national forests!
Up before the dawn. In the summertime. Clambering into a truck and rumbling down a highway, then over dirt roads. Clambering back out and stepping into hip waders while the sun just begins to peek over the horizon. By the time its whole orb is visible in the east, Justine Lee and Wayne Castellino have already surveyed three meadow ponds for dissolved oxygen levels, crucial information for maintaining healthy fish populations on the Plumas National Forest.