WHISKEYTOWN ANNOUNCES TEMPORARY CAMPSITE, ROAD AND TRAIL CLOSURES
Beginning June 2, 2014 and continuing through approximately July 18, portions of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area will close to provide for the safety of visitors as the park implements the Boulder Creek Forest Restoration project. More »
French Fire Rehabilitation
In 2004, the French Fire burned along the northernmost boundary of Whiskeytown which significantly increased the distribution and abundance of non-native and invasive species within the park boundary. This increase in non-native invasive plant species is a stumbling block to the park, which has been aggressively treating exotic plant species since the Trinity Fire in 1999. After this previous fire, non-native invasive species are estimated to have increased by as much as 400%. The treatments within this area were an overall success; however, the French Fire has provided an ideal environment for these non-native species to once again expand rapidly into previously uninfested areas both within the fire perimeter and the surrounding areas. Specifically, the objectives of this rehabilitation project are the following:
Did You Know?
Whiskeytown is home to 14-16 nesting pairs of Osprey.