Description - The Redding BLM Field Office oversees the administration of natural resources, lands, and mineral programs on approximately 250,000 acres of public land in northern California. The area includes the 17,000-acre Sacramento River Bend Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The field office is responsible for Cadastral Surveys, GCDB Data On-line, Land Use Planning, Minerals in California, Noxious Weed Management, Recreation, Special Status Plants Management Program, Wild Horse and Burro Program, and the Wildland Fire Program.
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Old Oak in the Bend, Redding BLM Field Office
When visiting you will encounter beautiful forests of oak, cottonwood, willow, and ash. In the upland areas you will encounter open, park-like stands of blue oak, so named for the blue-green color foliage assumes during the hot summer months. These deciduous trees provide habitat for deer, turkey, squirrel and a variety of bird species. Springtime rewards the visitor with fragrant wild flowers of all shapes and colors.
Areas of interest include Paynes Creek, Hog Lake Plateau, Interlakes Special Recreation Management Area, Forks of Butte Creek Outstanding Natural Area, Clear Creek Area of Environmental Concern, Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area, and Shasta River / Klamath River Canyon Area of Environmental Concern.
- Outdoor activities on the Redding BLM Field Office resource area are extensive. Much of the recreation is water and trail related. Backpacking and hiking are enjoyed throughout the region; permits are necessary for backpacking. Payne's Creek is one such location where individuals may fish alongside the rambling trout stream or backpack to a remote location. Several developed campgrounds in the area provide both tent and RV camping complete with potable water, vault toilets, and trash collection. Junction City and Douglas City are two scenic sites to consider. Enjoy photographing wildflowers or panning for gold? Then you might want to venture to Butte Creek. One of the area's most popular recreation destinations is Chappie-Shasta OHV Area. Here motorized vehicles pursue their sport 365 days a year as long as they are stickered according to state regulations. Don't let physical limitations stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. Bend Boat Ramp (day use only) offers handicap accessible barbecue pits, boat ramp, drinking water and toilets along the shoreline of the picturesque Sacramento River.
Recreation - Visitors to the Redding BLM area enjoy bird watching, camping, fishing, hunting, OHV use, river sports, rockhounding, trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, and wildlife viewing.
Climate - Climate in the Shasta-Cascade Region varies greatly with elevation. Higher elevations tend to have much cooler temperatures and higher precipitation. Summer weather is usually hot and dry with lower elevation temperatures ranging from 85 - 100+ degrees F and lows from 60 - 70 degrees F. Autumn days are usually mild and warm, with cool nights. Winter is when most of the precipitation falls, averaging over 55 inches per year, much of it in the form of snow in the high elevations. Highs range from 40 - 60 degrees F and lows from 30 - 40 degrees F in the lower elevations. Spring weather is variable with many pleasant days.
This Field Office is located in the Shasta-Trinity area encompassing the counties of Siskiyou, Trinity, Shasta, Techama and Butte.