U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region

A diverse landscape awaits

From the tallest mountains to the rolling sea, adventure awaits! The National Forests in California are home to such unique scenic areas as Mt. Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Mt. Whitney, and the Big Sur coast.

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  • Confronting the Wildfire Crisis

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    USDA Forest Service announces additional landscapes to address wildfire risk to infrastructure and communities.


Forest Focus: Audio Podcast

Forest Focus is a program about the National Forests in California, featuring specialists that work for the U.S. Forest Service and others who provide viewpoints on Forest Service issues.

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California Forest News Video Series

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In California Forest News we explore the National Forests in California. In the first episode, ‘California Fire Intensity,’ we examine the combination of factors that exacerbate wildfire intensity and behavior including fuel, wind, terrain, and drought. Thanks for watching!

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