Round Mountain, California

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Round Mountain (pop. 350) is a census-designated place in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 122 at the 2000 census.



Round Mountain is located at 40°47′59″N 121°56′35″W / 40.79972°N 121.94306°W / 40.79972; -121.94306 (40.799633, -121.943058)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), all of it land.

Round Mountain is the geographic center of the Achomawi and Atsugewi or "Pit River" first nation. The "Pit River" tribe has never signed a treaty with the federal government and remains a strong force of opposition to federal control.

Round Mountain is the home of Hill Country Health and Wellness Center, one of the most solvent clinics in California as well as the highest awarded LEEDS construction certificates for any clinic in California. Hill Country maintains a large youth facility.

Some organic farmers in Round Mountain are members of the Shasta Regional Seed Cooperative, and work together to maintain hundreds of heirloom food crops as well as bio-dynamic farming techniques. Many residents are off-the grid, using hydro-electric, solar and wind resources for their home power. Some of these forward thinking residents also maintain local crime-watch activities and network projects to advance the sustainability of the region.

A large electrical substation and power lines (Path 66 and a set of connecting wires to Path 15) run through the town.

A second sub-station was planned, then canceled, in 2009, along with 650 miles (1,050 km) of electrical lines from central california, thru Round Mountain and then northbound. This plan, called TANC (Transmission Authority of Northern California), was halted by diligent citizens who produced presentations state-wide, showing that Department of Energy data CONFLICTED with the project's stated goals. This 1.4 Billion dollar TANC project was stopped in about 90 days.

Other non-profits in the area include, Wilderness Recovery (a male drug rehab center with focus on natural settings and activities), SOL COMMUNICATIONS (environmental crisis response), Stop Clearcutting California and The Battle Creek Alliance (both timber watchdog's) and GEOENGINEERING WATCH!. Round Mountain Martial Arts is a non-profit school where as much as 1/2 of local youth have participated in the physical, mental and Spiritual commitment of world-class Kempo and Lima Llama karate.

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