Pinnacles National Forest
|Pinnacles National Forest|
Rock formations in the former Pinnacles National Forest, now a portion of Pinnacles National Park
|Location||San Benito County & Monterey County, California, USA|
|Nearest city||Paicines, California|
|Area||14,108 acres (57.09 km2)|
|Created||July 18, 1906|
Pinnacles National Forest was a United States National Forest in California. It was established as the Pinnacles Forest Reserve under the authority of the U.S. Forest Service by Presidential proclamation on July 18, 1906 with 14,108 acres (57.09 km2). It became a national forest on March 4, 1907 when all U.S. national forest reserves were redesignated as national forests by act of U.S. Congress. On July 1, 1908, Pinnacles was added to Monterey National Forest by executive order, and the name was discontinued. The lands currently exist in Los Padres National Forest and in Pinnacles National Park, proclaimed as Pinnacles National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908.
- President Theodore Roosevelt, Proclamation (Pinnacles Forest Preserve, Cal.), 34 Stat. 3221, July 18, 1906
- Davis, Richard C. (September 29, 2005), National Forests of the United States (pdf), The Forest History Society, p. 38
- An Act Making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, Pub.L. 59–242, 34 Stat. 1256, enacted March 4, 1907, at 1269 ("...forest reserves, which shall be known hereafter as national forests...")
- Exec. Order no. 908, Fifty-five specified national forests in designated States and territories consolidated and/or renamed, July 2, 1908 (eff. July 1, 1908), Presidential Executive Orders p. 85.
- Listing of the National Forests of the United States and Their Dates (from the Forest History Society website) 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.