Alturas in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Working Farm Roots
The Creation of Modoc National Wildlife Refuge
In 1961, the Bureau of Fisheries and Wildlife (at that time part of the US Fish & Wildlife Service) bought 5,966 acres from the Dorris family, using money raised from the sale of Duck Stamps, and established Modoc National Wildlife Refuge. More land has been added over the years through donation, purchase, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.
Erected by Modoc County Museum.
Location. 41° 27.798′ N, 120° 31.078′ W. Marker is in Alturas, California, in Modoc County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alturas CA 96101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Heart Catholic Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lassen Trail - Conical Rocks (approx. 8.1 miles away); Chimney Rock (approx. 10.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is located within the Modoc National Wildlife Refuge,
Categories. • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.