Collins has closed the 94,000-acre Collins Almanor Forest to public use due to ongoing wildfire threats in Northern California. The company also closed its public lands in Oregon.
“Over the years, Collins has been proud to keep its lands open to public use, but in some cases we think it’s prudent to close the lands. It’s our duty to be good stewards of the land and that means we have to take measures to protect the public and our forests,” said Collins President & CEO TJ Rosengarth.
The Collins Almanor Forest is tucked into the Sierra Nevada mountains in Tehama and Plumas counties near Lake Almanor, providing visitors with stunning views of ponderosa pine, white fir, sugar pine, Douglas Fir, incense cedar. It’s also the location of the headwaters of three major tributaries to the Sacramento River: Deer Creek, Mill Creek, and North Fork of the Feather River.
Collins is a family-owned forest products company that is known for its environmentally friendly management of its forests, including being a member of the Forest Stewardship Council. The company has an office in Chester, California, with its headquarters located in Portland, Oregon.