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Butte Falls in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Cat Hill

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
1. Cat Hill Marker
Inscription.  In 1910 a lightning caused fire ravaged 12,000 acres on these slopes, destroying valuable timber.

Nature has replaced many of the trees through natural seeding. This can be seen by the young saplings below the line of mature timber near the ridge top.

In the foreground, man has given nature a hand in reforestation. The U.S. Forest Service has cleared the brush which restricts tree growth [with?] planted Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir saplings.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Environment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 42° 32.758′ N, 122° 20.406′ W. Marker is in Butte Falls, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Park Meadows Rd (Forest Road 37). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Butte Falls OR 97522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Douglas C. Ingram Memorial Tree (approx. 4.4 miles away); Whiskey Spring and Mt. McLoughlin (approx. 5.6 miles away); Butte Springs Watershed (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Regarding Cat Hill. It's interesting to note that this sign
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By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
2. Cat Hill Marker
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is most likely 40-plus years in age because the 'young saplings' mentioned are now mature trees and the verbiage on the marker no longer reflects the current conditions on this ridge. I also am assuming that the name of this hill, 'Cat Hill' is derived from the Caterpillar logging equipment that was used to help clear brush for new Ponderosa and Douglas Fir trees to grow.
 
Cat Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
3. Cat Hill Marker
Cat Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, May 31, 2015
4. Cat Hill Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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