New Fire Starts & More Lightning Likely

YREKA, Calif. – A total of 42 new fire starts have been discovered across the Klamath National Forest, all lightning-induced, since last Wednesday, August 7th. Officials say there have been more than 1,400 strikes in total. Each of the fires is currently staffed, if not contained. Of the fires, there are four uncontained on the … Continue reading »

Wild Mushroom Season Begins

KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST, Ore. — Wild mushroom season is beginning in the Klamath National Forest. Permits are now available at district offices for the national forest. There are two seasons when mushroom harvesting is permitted. The spring season typically runs from early April until late July. The fall season runs from early October to mid-November. … Continue reading »

Water Deficits Going Into Summer Months

SISKIYOU CTY., Calif. — Water managers in Siskiyou County are likely getting nervous, after snow surveys revealed a low water year so far. The Klamath National Forest says measurements put snow depth at 38% of normal for this time of year. Water content is 40%. Those numbers are blamed on an unusually dry January and … Continue reading »