Fire Restoration Open Houses

YREKA, Calif. — The Klamath National Forest is getting ready to talk to the community about restoring the thousands of acres burned in last years’ wildfires. The Westside Fire Recovery Project covers the area of Klamath National Forest burned in the Beaver Fire, Happy Camp Complex, and Whites Fire. The goal of the project is … Continue reading »

After-Fire Meetings for N. Cal Residents

Yreka, Calif. — The Klamath National Forest has scheduled eight community meetings for community discussion regarding the Little Deer, Logs, Whites, and Beaver Fires as well as Happy Camp Complex. The goal of these meetings is to reflect upon experiences from the 2014 fires and share lessons learned; use the experiences from 2014 to improve wildfire … Continue reading »

Beaver Fire Evacuations And Danger

NEAR KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. —  The Beaver Fire is now nearly 29 thousand acres, and has grown nearly four thousand acres in the last 24 hours. Thunderstorms and strong wings have increased fire activity, and even hindered crews’ abilities to fight the fire. After a storm blew into the area in the Klamath National Forest on … Continue reading »

Beaver Fire Grows With More Evacuations

KLAMATH RIVER, Calif. — The Beaver Fire is moving closer to the Oregon border, and is now burning on more than 15,000 acres on Wednesday night. That number has tripled from an estimated 5,000 acres on Monday. Fire officials say the reason the fire activity has picked up is the strong winds and thunderstorm activity in … Continue reading »

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 »