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Exploring Ice Caves In Lassen National Forest

Photos and Article by Mara Dobyns “Life is an adventure. It’s not about the destination we reach that’s most rewarding, it’s the journey along the way. So write it down! & treasure the memory forever…” – Barlena Morina While exploring in Lassen National Forest, take highway 36 to Wilson Lake Road 29 & 63, then make a right onto the 29 N 19 road. Next, find the E. Spur Road off of 29 N 19, and if you’re lucky, you’ll stumble upon a tree marked “Ice” in blue paint. From there just ahead you will find an opening with a...

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Rescued Bear Cub Returns to Lassen National Forest

Contact: Marc Kenyon, DFG Wildlife Branch, (916) 445-3515 Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8988 An orphaned black bear cub was safely returned to its remote northern California forest home in late February after five months at a Lake Tahoe wildlife care facility. Once near death, the male yearling cub has been deemed by experts to be fully rehabilitated, healthy and very likely able to survive on its own. The cub was emaciated and weak when it was first spotted by a logger working in the Lassen National Forest (Tehama County) last September. Evidence at the scene indicated that the...

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Lassen National Forest Urges Visitors to Play it Safe in the Snow

Lassen National Forest Urges Visitors to Play it Safe in the Snow   SUSANVILLE, CA…Lassen National Forest officials are asking visitors to use caution when engaging in winter activities, such as snowmobiling, sledding, skiing, and snowboarding. Visitors are reminded to be prepared for the rapid weather changes that can occur on the Forest. They should also be aware of how snow can quickly camouflage dangerous conditions both on and off-road. Obstacles such as trees and rocks, as well as perilously thin ice, can easily be hidden by snow. Particularly useful in popular snow play areas, the following are some...

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Salute – Lassen National Forest Welcomes New Supervisor

Lassen National Forest Welcomes New Supervisor Welcome to Susanville, CA….Jerry Bird,who has been selected as the new Forest Supervisor for the Lassen National Forest.  His Forest Service career began as a seasonal employee in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on the Superior National Forest. He has since served in many areas including the Lassen National Forest as well as Idaho, Montana, Missouri and recently in Cadillac, Michigan. Bird is enthusiastic about his new position.  “I’ve been aiming my career towards Forest Supervisor, and having been on the Lassen previously; I knew what a great place it would be to work.”  He added that he is very impressed with the Lassen and surrounding communities.  He will be joined shortly by his wife, Kim, an artist interested in becoming active in the local art...

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Snowmobile Trails – Lassen & Plumas National Forest

GRAEAGLE AREA TRAILS: Lakes Basin Recreation Area – Just two miles south of Graeagle, the groomed Gold Lake Highway winds through the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, connecting highways 89 and 49. This area offers 38 miles of groomed routes for snowmobiling. Gold Lake Highway – 14 miles, with two staging areas and restrooms at the northern and southern end of the highway. A restaurant is located at the southern end at Bassett’s Station. Haskell Peak – 14 miles, accesses many large open areas for cross-country riding. Howard Meadow – 6 miles, large open meadows, views of the Sierra Buttes....

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