Destruction of breeding habitat by grazing cattle is the #1 reason Willow flycatchers are listed as “endangered” pursuant to the California Endangered Species Act.
While sheep and even goats are grazed on our public lands, most public land grazing in Northern California is by cattle. When cattle are not herded regularly to provide a respite from grazing by rotating the herd among the various meadows that provide forage, the herd will find a location within the grazing allotment which
By the end of 2019 volunteers with the Project to Reform Public Land Grazing had monitored conditions on 19 national forest grazing allotments within the Klamath, Shasta-Trinity and Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forests. Individual allotments had been monitored for up to seven years. A grazing allotment is an area of national forest land which the Forest
Taylor Lake is a popular recreation site within Northern California’s Russian Peak Wilderness. It is the only wilderness lake on the Klamath National Forest which has wheelchair trail access. Only one-half mile from the trailhead, Taylor Lake was also a popular swimming and picnic site for families. Years ago, taxpayer funds paid for a new
This photo shows willows along a stream in Stones Valley in the Klamath National Forest’s Marble Mountain Wilderness. Stones Valley’s wet meadows are one of the headwaters of Grider Creek, a key salmon stream which enters the Klamath River near the town of Seiad Valley. To get to the tender grass along headwater streams, cattle