Land & Resources Management


Yreka Nanocellulose Project

In 2014 the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin, began working on a project to design a commercial-scale cellulose nanomaterials production facility, set in Yreka, California.  The project developed out of meetings between the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors and the USDA Forest Service.

Nanocellulose is a microscopic wood product, and part of the emerging field of nanotechnology.  Scientists have found that nanocellulose materials have unique properties.  The particles are strong, lightweight, colorless, and biodegradable.  These properties could be useful in a variety of applications. 

Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan

In March 2011 the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. This plan reflects the Regional leadership's current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented.

Biomass Facility Feasibility Assessment

Prelimary Feasibility Assessment for a Proposed Biomass Facility in Yreka, CA*