Resource Management

What is a Healthy Forest?

Northern Spotted Owl with 2 owlets in downy plumageA healthy forest is one that is a fully functioning community of plants and animals and their physical environment. Such is more than "tree health" or even of "stand health". In this concept, fire, insects, and disease--at appropriate levels--are components of a healthy forest.

Forest Restoration

Timber Sale & Forest Restoration—How do they relate?

At times, there seems to be a general misconception that timber harvest activities conducted by the Forest Service today are conducted in the same manner that was typical in the past century. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

Timber Sale Information

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Water Quality Monitoring

Access Reports and Data

Fisheries Program

The Klamath River flows through the western portion of the Klamath National Forest. The Klamath River and its tributaries that drain the Klamath Mountains are home to Chinook and coho salmon, steelhead trout, green sturgeon, as well as many other species of fish, frogs, salamanders, and mollusks.

Wildlife Program

The Klamath National Forest has incredible diversity of both plants and animals. Learn more about the Klamath Wildlife Program.

Botany Program

Yreka phlox (Phlox hirsuta)The Klamath National Forest botany program works to conserve the great plant diversity of the Klamath Range.

The program includes management of noxious weeds and invasive plant species, which pose an increasing threat to native ecosystems, croplands, and other plant communities throughout the United States.

Rangeland Program

Cattle GrazingThe Klamath National Forest and Butte Valley National Grassland issue grazing permits over approximately 600,000 acres. Livestock grazing is permitted on designated areas of land called allotments.

There are approximately 39 active allotments and two wild horse areas that the Klamath National Forest Range Program manages.

Fire Management

Today, we know that fire is essential to the health of our forest. Since conditions in many areas are conducive to large, severe wildland fires, and because so many people now live in or near forests, we need fires to burn in a more controlled way than is usually possible when they are caused by naturally occurring events such as lightning strikes.


Preliminary Feasibility Assessment for a Proposed Biomass Facility in Yreka, CA

Final Report

Happy Camp Fire Protection Strategy Analysis

Happy Camp Fire Protection Strategy Analysis

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