Six Rivers National Forest
Six Rivers National Forest lies on 957,590 acres east of Redwood State and National Parks in northwestern California, and stretches southward from the Oregon border for about 140 miles. The six rivers for which the forest is named – the Smith, Klamath, Eel, Trinity, Van Duzen and Mad – support exciting recreational activities, such as kayaking and whitewater rafting. Large populations of Chinook and Coho salmon and steelhead, rainbow, and cutthroat trout provide some of the best fishing in the world.
What We Are Doing
The Sims Fire began in old growth timber on July 28, 2004, and burned 4,030 acres of Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forests. This fire damaged the South Fork Lower Trinity River and other nearby tributaries, threatening watersheds and habitat for steelhead, Chinook salmon, and the endangered Coho salmon.
To assist the Sims Reforestation plan, we have planted 122,720 Douglasfir and ponderosa pine trees to restore areas of Six Rivers National Forest where much old growth was lost and natural regeneration is slow. The trees we plant will help stabilize soil and protect domestic water sources while recreating critical wildlife habitat and food sources.