Land & Resource Management

California's National Forest Fact Sheets

Highlighting Nature's Benefits

The natural infrastructure from each of California's 18 National Forests provides multiple Nature's Benefits to people and populations, plants, animals, and habitat.

Find out how the California National Forest you plan to visit positively impacts your daily life!

Angeles

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Over 1.6 million people visit the Angeles NF annually to hike and walk as their main activity, which represents an economic value of over $137 million to those visitors.

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Cleveland

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The Cleveland NF supports about $48.7 million annually in labor income for wage earners and local businesses.

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Eldorado

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Over 527 billion gallons of water per year come from the Eldorado NF—enough drinking water for California's population for more than 45 years.

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Inyo

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The Inyo NF sequesters on average .06 MMT of Carbon annually; this equates to enough to drive around the earth 21,556 times.

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Klamath

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Visitors to the Klamath NF contribute more than $1.8 million towards wages and income of local businesses.

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Lake Tahoe Basin

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Over 3.1 million people visit the LTBMU annually to engage in snow sports as their main activity, which represents an economic value of over $266 million to those visitors.

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Lassen

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11 Threatened and Endangered Species can be found on the Lassen NF that include: Gray wolf, Shasta crayfish, Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Northern spotted owl, slender Orcutt grass.

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Los Padres

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The Los Padres NF provides a place for people to find open space, experience wildlife, recreate, relax, and otherwise remove themselves from the stressors of everyday life and urban sprawl.

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Mendocino

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On average for Fiscal Years 2016 & 2017, the Mendocino NF sold 3,600 Christmas trees, worth over $34,000.

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Modoc

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The Modoc NF hosts a multitude of key habitats for animals and plants, including 10 Threatened and Endangered Species.

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Plumas

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There are 42 active grazing allotments on the Plumas NF with 24 local ranch families running 7,500 cattle pair and 1,000 sheep.

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San Bernardino

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Visitors to the San Bernardino NF contribute more than $79.9 million towards wages and income of local businesses.

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Sequoia

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About 855,000 acre-feet of water per year come from the Sequoia NF, over 278 billion gallons per year.

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Shasta-Trinity

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Visitors to the Shasta-Trinity NF spend about $45 million during their trips.

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Sierra

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On average for Fiscal Years 2016 & 2017, the Sierra NF cut approximately 18,000 MBF of Timber annually, worth an estimated value of over $7 million.

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Six Rivers

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About 4.5 million acre-feet of water per year come from the Six Rivers NF—enough drinking water for California's population for more than 126 years.

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Stanislaus

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The Stanislaus NF sequesters on average .18 MMT of Carbon annually; this equates to enough to drive around the earth 64,668 times

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Tahoe

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The Tahoe NF supports about $89.6 million annually in labor income for wage earners and local businesses.

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