This fall the Lassen Volcanic National Park is continuing its Northwest Gateway Forest Restoration Project. It is a multiyear method of reducing forest density by using mechanical treatments followed 3 to 5 years later with prescribed burning.
This season the park service contractors will be restoring forests in the Manzanita Lake and Lost Creek areas. This includes mechanical treatment on 124 acres in the Lost Creek area and in three units of the Volcano Adventure Camp. The contractor will rehabilitate work areas once fuel removal is done.
There will also be prescribed burning on 225 acres in the Manzanita Lake area. Smoke may be visible from Highway 44, you can also expect to see Equipment in the Manzanita Lake and Lost Creek areas throughout the fall season.
Additional equipment may be seen along portions of the park highway in the Summit Lake and Southwest areas. These areas are sections of a second project to remove hazardous trees burned by the 2021 Dixie Fire. Be prepared for temporary traffic control.
The NWG project began in 2014 and you can learn more by visiting the national park service’s website.