The Wild Horses of the Devil's Garden


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Horse Tails

Devil's Garden Wild Horses symbol.

Recently, several hundred Devil's Garden wild horses were rounded up for adoption.

In this series of short videos, different aspects of the process are covered including what people can do for the horses and why they care, what it takes to gentle a horse, an overview of an adoption day, and a special bond formed between a Forest Service employee and a wild horse in need of a home.


Video Library

Bull elk in a forested setting with steam coming from his back

The Modoc National Forest is a very special place. This page shares a few of the best videos highlighting your national forest. 

Stone Fire burned area safety

Warning entering burned area. Potential hazards include: falling trees, falling rocks, flash floodin

The Stone Fire area is cooling off, but fire crews are still finding hotspots, rehabilitating handline and dozer line, and seeking out burned trees that can fall and cause injuries or worse. Snags, or hazard trees, are one of the biggest dangers in a recently burned area. However burned out stump holes, road damage and flash flooding are also potential hazards.

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Behind the scenes

Lady standing in a pen with two horses, she is petting one of the horses.

Horse trainers are a talented bunch. They must be aware of the horse’s nature, possess a kind heart and infinite patience. PDF at: https://w...

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

Shows many dead trees resulting from the 2017 Cove Fire

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

Highlights partnerships on the Modoc National Forest

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.

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