Memorial Day Weekend at Shasta-Trinity National Forest

23-20 USFS-Memorial Day PR-Whiskeytown Lake“Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest weekends on the forest and visitors are encouraged to arrive early to find limited ‘first come, first served campsites’. All reservable sites are probably full, but visitors can checkwww.recreation.gov or call toll-free 877-444-6777 to make sure, or to make reservations for future trips,” said Public Affairs Officer Carol Underhill. Read More →

Trespass Marijuana Plantations Wreak Havoc in Trinity Alps Wilderness

Army, National Guard and other law enforcement officers prepare to load the helicopter with irrigation line, garbage and a few remnant marijuana plants./Photos by Allie Hostler, Two Rivers TribuneThe sites encompass habitat of the federally endangered coho salmon, federally threatened northern spotted owl and the Pacific fisher, which was recently proposed for listing as federally threatened. Scientific data conclusively proves how pollution from illegal marijuana cultivation has further degraded habitat quality for each species and how bioaccumulating rodenticides, common to illegal cultivation sites, continue to negatively affect the northern spotted owl and Pacific fisher. Read More →