Winema National Forest

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The Winema National Forest was a United States National Forest in Klamath County on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Range in south-central Oregon. In 2002, it was merged with the Fremont National Forest to become the Fremont–Winema National Forest.[1]

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The forest is named after Toby Riddle, a Modoc woman also known as "Winema".

Founded in 1961, the Winema National Forest was initially protected as the Cascade Range Forest Reserve from 1893 to 1907, when it became the Cascade (South) National Forest. In 1908, it changed to the Mazama National Forest and then Crater Lake National Forest until 1932. The land was part of the Rogue River National Forest from 1932 to 1961, when it was designated the Winema National Forest. The Winema National Forest separately was the third-largest National Forest (after the (Nez Perce National Forest and the Okanogan National Forest) that is contained entirely within one county.

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