Owner: USDA Forest Service (530) 226-2500
County: Siskiyou, Shasta, Trinity
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The entire national forest expands through northern Shasta, Trinity and Siskiyou Counties. The Sacramento River goes through the Shasta McCloud Management Unit. This area is north of Lake Shasta and expands north to the town of Weed.
The largest national forest in California, it provides many recreational opportunities, such as hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, mountain climbing and skiing. The USDA Forest Service promotes healthy forest and wildlife habitat, maintaining clean water, producing timber products, and safeguarding the communities at risk from wildfires.
Contains hundreds of mountain lakes, and 1,900 miles of streams including the Sacramento River. The National forest is part of the Klamath Mountain Geological Province.
Made up of mostly conifer forest with different species of trees, such as, ponderosa pine, sugar pine, douglas fir, and California red fir. Other species of trees in the area are cottonwood, valley oak, black oak, canyon live oak and pacific dogwood. Mammals include the black bear, columbian blacktail deer, ringtail cat, raccoon, striped skunk, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, gray fox, river otter, different species of squirrels, chipmunks, black-tailed jackrabbit, bats and a small number of Elk. There are also many types of bird species, such as stellar jays, Warblers, owls, swallows, hummingbirds, great blue herons, bald eagles, turkeys, osprey, hawks, and many more.