The creeks that flow from the Eddy Mountains in northern California are threatened by erosion from logging roads and increasing off-road vehicle use. The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is poised to take positive steps to protect creeks and meadows, but they need to hear a strong message of support.
Thanks Tellur Fenner, you sum up the region nicely: “The Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion of Northwestern California is one of the most rugged, sparsely populated, and least visited areas in the state. This forested wilderness complex is largely montane, being composed of 7 different interwoven mountain ranges, and reaches its highest elevation at Mt. Eddy (9025’) in the Trinity Mountains. The region also marks a transition point between the Pacific Northwest Floristic Province to the north and the California Floristic Province to the south. The convergence of these two distinct provinces, along with botanical influence from nearby Sierran, Cascadian, and Great Basin bioregions, makes the area essentially THE most botanically diverse in the U.S. In fact, of the approximate 7,500 vascular plants found in California, at least 3,500 species can be found within this small geographical area, 280 of which are endemic.”
As you read this, the Ashland Resource Area is logging trees older than our nation at the controversial “Cottonwood” timber sale near the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument.
One can spend a lifetime rambling through the Cascade and Klamath mountain ranges and never see another peak that looks anything like Josephine Mountain.
The Ghost Run, steelhead on California’s Klamath River
Post-Colonial Salmon: Emergence, Kaila Farrell-Smith (Klamath)
"C’ iyaals, or Salmon in Klamath language, have not returned to the upper Klamath rivers and lakes since the beginning of the 20th century, over a century. Salmon are the spiritual and life source for most tribes in the Pacific Northwest. There is much controversy and debate about the creation and removal of Dams on rivers through out the Pacific NW. This painting is about the spiritual renewal and re-emergence of the native, wild salmon in our waters, bringing back balance and power to the culture of the indigenous peoples of the river."
Camping on Klamath River
Support Protections for Grey Wolves