Pollard Gulch Recreation Area in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest at Exit 712 on Interstate 5
The lichen flora of Ca. includes about 36% of the 4,429 species reported for the U. S. & Canada.I found this wilderness area at the truck stop at exit 712 off I-5Accessable if you're willing to climb steep inclines. There is no trail.On the night of July 14, 1991, the Sacaramento River became the recipient of approximately 19,500 gallons of biocide, following a derailment on a horseshoe curve of the nearby railroad.Oddly enough, the train’s crew didn’t know they were hauling a dangerous compound.The Upper Sacramento River has long since healed itself, and is now largely recovered from the spill. The watershed is carefully stewarded by The Upper Sacramento River Exchange.