A Northern California Adventure
The Klamath National Forest & Butte Valley National Grassland cover 1,700,000 acres in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The forest includes the Klamath National Wild & Scenic River and several wilderness, botanical, and geologic areas.
Welcome to the Klamath National Forest and Butte Valley National Grassland!
The Klamath National Forest & Butte Valley National Grassland cover 1,700,000 acres located in Siskiyou County, California and Jackson County, Oregon. Butte Valley National Grassland is the newest National Grassland and the only one in California. The forest is headquartered in Yreka, CA, and maintains ranger stations in the California communities of Macdoel, Happy Camp, and Fort Jones.
The Salmon-Scott River Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest proposes the River Complex Risk Reduction Project to respond to conditions created by the 2021 River Complex Fires. There is a need to reduce the amount of future dead and down fuel loading within areas that burned at high severity; improve conditions along ingress and egress routes, strategic ridgetop features, and adjacent to private property for future fire management; to accelerate the re-establishment of conifers within large patches of high severity fire; and to promote scientific research to increase knowledge regarding fire effects and post-fire management and recovery activities. This proposal treats about 4,710 acres within the 15,900-acre project boundary. This proposal includes treatment in the Haypress and Summer Fire areas of the River Complex and does not include the Cronan Fire area.
Forest Products Permits
A permit is required to collect and remove forest products--firewood, christmas trees, edible material, decorative material, minerals, plants, and other woody material.
We are looking for the BIG trees!
The Klamath National Forest botany program would like to locate and measure all the biggest trees on the forest, and we need your help.
Working Together for a Safer, Healthier Forest
The Craggy Vegetation Management Project was developed to improve fire resiliency by reducing fuels and stand density in strategic areas. See the full story here.
Visit InciWeb, an interagency all-risk incident information management system, for information, updates, and maps on current wildfires, BAER reports, and other emergency-related incidents.