Holst Lake, nestled deep in the Sky Lakes Wilderness Area. Pearsoll Peak, located on Wild Rivers Ranger District Fall colors at Elk Meadow Sunrise over the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest

 

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Be Bear Aware

This is ALWAYS important information, but particularly as we're seeing bears coming into places where people have been far too careless with their food, garbage, and other attractants. 

A fed bear is a dead bear.

Do your part to protect bears and people.

 

 

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Choose Your Own Adventure

The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is a varied, magical landscape that takes visitors from higher-elevation conifer-dominated forests nearly to the Pacific Ocean, and has some of the most incredible biodiversity in the country! We invite you to come visit--and to explore numerous opportunities for playing outdoors.

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Features

Not Even Bear(ly) a Trace

Paddleboarding the Rogue

Hiking or floating the Lower Rogue River means you're in Black Bear Country. Do your part to protect both you and the bears on your visit to their home!


Fire Preparedness Activities on the Rogue River-Siskiyou NF

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As warm summer days encroach on the Rogue Valley, preparations and training are underway among the agencies that respond to wildfires.


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Spotlights

Basically, Awesome: The Medford Airtanker Base

DC 10 and T 62

Not every community has an airtanker base in its backyard!

Life as a Rappeller

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There is a certain kind of person that is willing to work hard to avoid being ordinary.

 




Why Does the Forest Service Conduct Prescribed Burns When It’s Hot and Dry?

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Learn More: Prescribed fire is one of the most important tools used to manage fire today.

Tales from the Fireline

Tales from the Fireline: Buckets the Dog

There are heartening stories that we talk about during ongoing fire suppression efforts. Here are a few of our favorites from 2018.


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