Klamath National Forest
Forest OverviewCovering more than 1.7 million acres in northwestern California is Klamath National Forest. The forest includes five designated Wilderness Areas, four National Recreation Trails, and 200 miles of rivers designated under the nation’s Wild and Scenic River System. Recreational opportunities on the forest are endless: hunting, fishing, rafting, camping, backpacking and sightseeing are available in all seasons.
Klamath National Forest Needs Our HelpThe forest has been inundated by several forest fires in the last three years. The Elk Complex Fire, China-Back Fire, Panther Fire, Caribou Fire, and Ukonom South Fire have severely damaged thousands of acres of pristine forestland.
The Klamath foresters have identified 4,700 acres that are in urgent need of replanting. New trees are needed to restore critical watersheds that protect municipal water supplies and threatened fisheries, and to re-establish habitat for nearly 400 animal species including the endangered northern spotted owl.
The goal is to replant desperately needed trees as soon as April, 2011. Plans are in place to plant seven different native species of trees to restore the natural health of the forest. But our help is urgently needed. Together, we can replant the Klamath to bring back life.