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Modoc National Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

Modoc National Forest spans 1,979,407 acres of northern California and includes elevation changes from 4,300 feet to 9,934 feet above sea level. The forest is named for the county in which the greater part of the forest is situated. The county, in turn, is named after the Native American Modoc tribe which battled at the lava beds from 1872-1873. The lava beds are a National Monument located within the forest boundaries.

Modoc National Forest Needs Our Help

In the late summer of 2012, the Barry Point Fire burned through more than 16,000 acres of Modoc National Forest. The Devils Garden Ranger District was the setting for high severity fire -- in some areas there was greater than 75% mortality within the forest district. Reforestation of the decimated areas with ponderosa pine trees will begin the healing process,enhance the local water quality and create habitat for wildlife.


You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.

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