Southern Cascades (Goosenest, CA)

  • Klamath National Forest, Goosenest Adaptive Management Area
  • Mixed-conifer forest: Ponderosa pine, and white fir.
  • Fire return interval: 10-15 years
  • Represents several hundred thousand hectares in California

The southern Cascades site is located in northern California to the northeast of Mt. Shasta. The study area was essentially clearcut in the early 1900s by railroad logging. The forest we work with today is the forest that has regrown since that early logging.