Category: Activities

The National Forest Foundation officially launches 2nd Annual National Forest Week

This year marks the second year of National Forest Week, which is a week-long celebration of our national forest and grasslands. The program was started in 2019 by the National Forest Foundation, which is a congressionally chartered non-profit parter to the U.S. Forest Service. National Forest Week happens the second week in July every year.

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Adventure Scientists: Recruiting Volunteer Adventurers to be Citizen Scientists

Founded in 2011, Adventure Scientists has focused on a unique niche: gathering scientific data from far-flung remote areas without requiring huge expeditions or outlaying mountains of cash to train teams on how to survive these trips.

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Free Fishing on the Fourth of July!

Every year the California Department of Fish and Wildlife offers up a couple of days where you can fish in California without a license. The first of these days for 2020 falls on July 4, 2020 – Independence Day!

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20 Million Young Chinook Salmon Released Into the Wild!

Just in time for fishing season, hatcheries operated by the Central Valley California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have completed the final release of Chinook salmon. These smolts are raised in state-run hatcheries and released yearly into the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers, the Delta and San Pablo bay. In two years or so, …

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U.S. Forest Service Launches Online Map for Designated Recreation Sites in California

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific has launched what they’re calling a “GIS map” (for those of us – like me – who are acronymically deficient, you can just call it the “geographic information system map) that provides information on the current status of campgrounds, day-use, picnic, and other designated recreation sites on national forest ground …

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