Behind the scenes

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Modoc Fire Prevention and Recreation

Fire prevention and recreation folks are busy with programs in the schools, Kids in the Woods, Children's Forest, parades and fairs.

Fire salvage

During the 2017 fire season, approximately 93,000 acres burned on Modoc. Forest personnel started looking for ways to address the ecologic impacts and capture some of the timber value...

Range Partnership Poster

Poster of examples of Range partnerships leading to success. Thanks to UC Cooperative Extension's Laura Snell, Modoc County, Modoc-Washoe ESP, CDA, numerous RC&Ds and others.

Modoc works with CDA

Big Valley Ranger District range managers applied for and received a grant from the California Deer Association (CDA) to build a buck-and-rail fence around Sweagert Flat, northwest of Adin.

Fire managers use UAS drone

The Parker 2 Fire is a milestone in the history of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) used in wildland firefighting.

Wild horse field trip a success

On July 6, the Modoc National Forest sponsored a collaborative group tour of the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory.

Fire prevention poster contest

Modoc National Forest wants to thank CALFIRE, Modoc County Public Health, Alturas Fire Department, Adin Fire Department and BLM

South Bench prescribed burn

Modoc National Forest Fire and Fuels personnel took advantage of recent cool weather and mild wind to conduct maintenance prescribed burning on the Doublehead Ranger District.

Swanson Canyon Project a success

Fire and Fuels personnel will enter the final phase of Swanson Canyon Fuels Reduction and Riparian Enhancement Project, a 485-acre fuels-reduction project near Modoc Recreational Estates.

Wild horse adopted, brought home

Devil’s Garden mustang adoptions began last week. One was a blue roan yearling gelding adopted by Tessa Glaze of Davis Creek, CA. She named him Tuffy.

Snow survey results in

Sweagert Flat had a snow depth of 57.4 inches compared to the long-term average of 33.88 inches. Water content was 19 inches compared to the long-term average of 10.9 inches.

Modoc firefighters assist South

Modoc Fire Management Officer Lance Noxon said, “This is an unprecedented event for the Southeast Region and we are fortunate to be in a position to provide assistance.”

Wildlife guzzlers replaced

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

Juniper reduction

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

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

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

Snow Survey Results

Modoc National Forest personnel recently conducted snow surveys at four select sites across the Forest.

Sage Grouse Working Group award

The Modoc National Forest is part of the Clear Lake Sage Grouse Working Group, which seeks to preserve and enhance the local Sage Grouse population in the Clear Lake Management Unit. 

Sawlogs support restoration

The Craig Timber Sale on the Devils Garden Ranger District will provide 5.2 million board feet of biomass and 3.7 million board feet of lumber-quality timber.

PIT projects provide...

Through a sea of brightly colored pin flags and old gnarled juniper within the vast sagebrush is a group of Passport in Time volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

Mill Creek Water

Modoc National Forest has replaced and improved the aging Mill Creek Campground drinking water system within the Warner Mountain Ranger District.

Americorps Crew 2015

Nine dutiful volunteers found this summer their service is a vital and cost-effective potential solution to some of our nation’s most difficult challenges.

Children's Forest 2015

The Modoc National Forest was the place to be for three days of “Children’s Forest”.

Medicine Lake Clean Up

Last winter the Modoc National Forest received winds causing significant damage in and around the Medicine Lake area.

Students Prevent Wildfires

Forest Supervisor, Amanda McAdams recently visited Alturas Elementary to honor the winners of a Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

Children's Forest 2104

The third annual Children's Forest was held at Stough Reservoir with about 200 Modoc County students participating in the outdoor educational program. 

Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory Proposed Management Plan

Learn more from these Wild Horse Territory Management Plan project documents. 

2013 Fire Person of the Year

Charlea Johnston has been selected as the 2013 Fire Person of the Year

Boy Scouts Assist UNR

The UNR Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society recently approached Warner Mountain Wildlife Biologist, Mary Flores with the idea of gaining field experience on the Modoc.

Employees Honor Firefighters

The Fifth Annual Shawn and Tom Firefighter Memorial Run was held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, Calif.

Big Valley Kids in the Woods Day

Big Valley Kids in the Woods Day marked its twenty-first year with excitement. K-6 students met at the Lava Beds National Park on a beautiful morning full of adventure and learning.

Kingsley Field Veteran Recruitment

Forest personnel recently attended a recruitment event at nearby Kingsley Field, home of the Oregon Air National Guard's (OANG) 173rd Fighter Wing.

National Public Lands Day 2014

Volunteers helped improve sections of the High Grade National Recreation Trail on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27, 2014*