Butte Valley has an area of approximately 80,000 acres. The local economy is dominated by agricultural activity. Local growers produce a variety of hay and grain crops suitable for cattle, dairy and horse markets. In addition, small and large businesses alike focus on significant strawberry plant production in the Valley. These farming activities are complemented with family and corporate livestock (primarily cattle) ranches.The small communities of Tenant, Mt. Hebron, Macdoel and the City of Dorris (pop. of approx 860) host a variety of retail and public service components (see Business Directory). Other major employers include two wood mills, federal, state and local government agencies.

The Butte Valley community is supported by several different denominational churches, several highly rated volunteer Fire Departments, a health clinic located in the City of Dorris and a proven Ambulance Service. Public safety is provide by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department, California Fish and Game , Federal Forest Service-Officers and the California CHP.

The primary transportation corridors for Butte Valley are state Hwy 97 and 160. Butte Valley Airport features a 4300 ft paved runway, with VFR control and no ground services. Approximately 20 miles north of the City of Dorris, major airline connections are available at Klamath Falls International Airport.

"A Glimpse of some of Our Establishments"

The City of Dorris provides city water, sewage and garbage services for all business and private residents with the City limits. Other communities rely primarily on pure and cold well water and local disposal services. Telephone and internet services are available in all but the remote areas of Butte Valley. Pacific Power and Light, head quartered in Portland,Oregon provides electrical service. Natural gas service in currently unavailable, with most business and residence customers relying upon propane tank storage and service.

Other economic demographic information can be found on the Siskiyou County website. http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us

Welcome to our Siskiyou County Chamber of Commerce members

Yreka Chamber of Commerce
117 W. Miner Street
Yreka CA 96097

Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1188
Happy Camp, CA 96039

Tulelake Chamber of Commerce
448 Main Street
Tulelake, CA 96134

Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce
300 Pine Street
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067

Weed Chamber of Commerce
34 Main Street
Weed, CA 96094

McCloud Valley Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 372
McCloud CA 96057

Dunsmuir Chamber of Commerce
5915 Dunsmuir Avenue, Suite 100
Dunsmuir, CA 96025