Northern California and Southern Oregon—Support The State of Jefferson, Sign The Support Statement

Northern California and Southern Oregon residents (this is for you too) please show your support for The State of Jefferson.

The State of California is ungovernable in its present size. (* Southern Oregon residents – Please feel free to sign this support statement so we can gauge support for those counties as well.)
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Northern California’s Identity Problem

Here is Northern California’s identity problem. There’s pretty big fire in Northern California.
http://www.latimes.com/…/la-me-ln-homes-destroyed-wildfire-…

Here’s where the fire really is.
http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/incidents/incidents_details_info…
Nowhere near NorCal!!!

More than three dozen homes and buildings were destroyed Saturday by a wildfire in Northern California that has forced the evacuations of two towns and burned…
latimes.com|By Los Angeles Times

Explore The Great State of Jefferson

I just came across this nifty little publication. It has monthly news pdf’s going back 3 years. I only skimmed one of them before deciding to post this for anyone interested in my neck of the woods. Jefferson Backroads

Jefferson Backroads is a happy little publication overflowing with interesting stories telling the amazing history of the charming small towns in our Rural American region as well as current stories about upcoming events and many amazing Mom & Pop businesses operating here today. You can find our paper publications each month in many quality locations throughout Siskiyou County and also in many happy spots to the north – south – east & west.

Click on the links below to catch up on our monthly publications ONLINE 24/7/365. It does take a few moments for them to download but I promise it is WELL worth the Wait! You will see LOTS of our local businesses, upcoming events and a lot of interesting local history! Lots of FUN INFO! We hope you enjoy reading our Jefferson Backroads Publications!

Jefferson Backroads

Also visit their Facebook page HERE

Merry Christmas

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Li’l Smokey: The Next Step

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Li’l Smokey, a now not-so-little American black bear cub rescued last summer from a smoldering north state forest, was returned Thursday to new digs in the Klamath National Forest in Siskiyou County.

The exact location of Li’l Smokey’s new home is being kept secret by state Department of Fish and Game officials.

But wildlife experts said it is considered to be excellent bear habitat.

DFG personnel placed the tranquilized cub in a cozy den, one ear tagged with an electronic transmitter.

That device will allow them to monitor him for about a year.

Li’l Smokey won the affection of countless animal lovers throughout the world after his rescue last year.

He was quietly picked up Wednesday from a South Lake Tahoe wildlife care and rehabilitation center, where he had been housed since July while recovering from severe paw and other injuries suffered during last summer’s Moon Fire in Shasta County.

Tom Millham, secretary-treasurer of nonprofit Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, who was one of those on hand for the bear’s release, wrote earlier on Li’l Smokey’s Web site blog – www.ltwc.org – that the black bear seemed to be more than happy to finally be on his way to freedom.

“We were able to get Smokey (Wednesday) into his transport crate without sedating him by placing the door of the crate against the door of the ‘Igloo’ that Smokey’s been denning in for the past several weeks,” Millham wrote.

But it appears that Li’l Smokey, who’s now about a year old, wanted to make sure that he didn’t leave some of his favorite toys behind. The toys were placed in the travel crate for the long trip ahead of him.

“He was very calm when he was loaded up and just seemed to be ‘hanging out’ waiting for the next chapter,” the Web site read.

A Li’l Smokey webcam that was popular with those who liked to get a glimpse of the bear these past few months today showed site visitors an empty straw-filled enclosure and a small sign that simply read, “Gone home.”

Also on hand when Li’l Smokey was released was California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection forester Adam Deem of Anderson.

Deem spotted and rescued the injured and badly dehydrated Li’l Smokey as he was scouting the western flank of the Moon Fire near the border of Trinity and Shasta counties

Hibernation lasts about three months, but bears don’t sleep the entire time, Millham has said.

“They’ll get up and move around a bit,” he has said. And though they will also continue to drink a bit, they won’t eat.

The average life expectancy of a black bear in the wild is about 18 years, and Millham has said he has nothing but confidence that Li’l Smokey will survive and thrive in the wild.

In fact, wildlife experts said, they would not have released him back into the wild had they been uncertain he would survive.

Merry Christmas to All

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Merry Christmas from Northern California. We have about 28 inches of snow on the ground as of 6:00 Christmas eve, and still snowing. A wonderful White Christmas. Traditional ham dinner with all the fixen’s on Christmas Day. Hope your day is filled with joy.

Burney Falls

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The park is within the Cascade Range and Modoc Plateau natural region, with forest and five miles of streamside and lake shoreline, including a portion of Lake Britton.

The park’s centerpiece is the 129-foot Burney Falls, which is not the highest or largest waterfall in the state, but possibly the most beautiful. Additional water comes from springs, joining to create a mist-filled basin. Burney Creek originates from the park’s underground springs and flows to Lake Britton, getting larger along the way to the majestic falls.

The park’s landscape was created by volcanic activity as well as erosion from weather and streams. This volcanic region is surrounded by mountain peaks and is covered by black volcanic rock, or basalt. Created over a million years ago, the layered, porous basalt retains rainwater and snow melt, which forms a large underground reservoir.

Within the park, the water emerges as springs at and above Burney Falls, where it flows at 100 million gallons every day.

Burney Falls was named after pioneer settler Samuel Burney who lived in the area in the 1850s. The McArthurs were pioneer settlers who arrived in the late 1800s. Descendants were responsible for saving the waterfall and nearby land from development. They bought the property and gave it to the state as a gift in the 1920s.

More about McArthur Burney Falls Memorial State Park

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