Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
Located in southwestern Oregon and extending into California, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest ranges from the crest of the Cascades Range, west into the Siskiyou Mountains, and includes southern portions of the Coastal Range, extending nearly to the Pacific Ocean.
The forest itself is composed of two distinct geological provinces: the Cascade Range and the Klamath and Siskiyou Mountains. The Siskiyou area embodies the most complex soils, geology, landscape, and plant communities in the Pacific Northwest. World-class wild rivers, biological diversity, remarkable fisheries resources, and complex watersheds define the Siskiyou. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is the most floristically diverse National Forest in the country, with an abundance of extraordinary botanical resources.
The unique character of the landscape has led to the designation of over 340,000 acres of the Forest as wilderness, and roughly 260 miles of streams as National Wild and Scenic Rivers. Wilderness areas managed all or in part by the Forest include: Sky Lakes, Rogue-Umpqua Divide, Red Buttes, Kalmiopsis, Siskiyou, Wild Rogue, Grassy Knob and Copper Salmon.
National Wild and Scenic Rivers include the Upper Rogue, Illinois, North Fork Smith, Chetco, Elk, and Lower Rogue rivers.