Trabuco Cañon National Forest

Trabuco Cañon National Forest

Trabuco Cañon National Forest was established as the Trabuco Cañon Forest Reserve by the General Land Office in California on February 25, 1893 with 49,920 acres. In 1905 all federal forests were transferred to the U.S. Forest Service. On July 6, 1907 the name was changed to Trabuco Canyon National Forest and lands were added. [citation|title=PDFlink| [ National Forests of the United States] |341 KB|date=September 29, 2005|author=Davis, Richard C.|publisher=The Forest History Society p. 50]

The reserve was the third set aside in California, after San Gabriel and Sierra reserves. It originally covered 109,920 acres in the Santa Ana Mountains. Its purpose was the protection of water presources. It is now the Cleveland National Forest. [Godfrey, Anthony "The Ever-Changing View-A History of the National Forests in California" USDA Forest Service Publishers, 2005 p.40 ISBN 1-59351-428-X]


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* [ Forest History Society]
* [ Forest History Society:Listing of the National Forests of the United States] "Text from Davis, Richard C., ed. Encyclopedia of American Forest and Conservation History. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company for the Forest History Society, 1983. Vol. II, pp. 743-788."

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