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Pre-settlement old growth junipers, trees established around 1870 or before, are protected by the Sage Steppe Ecosystem Restoration Strategy. This strategy was incorporated into the Resource Management Plan of the Modoc National Forest. Through non-implementation and non-enforcement of important provisions, many old growth juniper are cut on the MNF each year by free-ranging wood cutters. Click here to learn more about wood cutting on the MNF.