• Schonchin Butte

    Lava Beds

    National Monument California

Park Planning


Partnering with you, the public, is key to the successful management of the Lava Beds.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the availability of the General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Lava Beds National Monument (GMP/EA).

Completed in 2010, the plan guides our management of the monument with a 15-20 year vision for its operation and protections.

To find a copy of the document and for more information about the GMP process, and please go to the National Park Service Planning, Environment and Public Comment website (or PEPC). It provides information about current plans and related documents. This website will be updated whenever we have new information to share with you.

Printed copies and compact disks are also available, if you would like to request a copy please contact us at (530) 667-8113. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, or have other questions, please contact us at (530) 667-8113 or e-mail us.


Did You Know?

Townsend's Big-eared Bat

Townsend’s Big-eared Bats live in the monument year-round. The females form maternity colonies in the summer to raise their young. In the winter the bats hibernate to conserve energy and rely on fat reserves built up from their summer diet of insects. While roosting or hibernating these bats use their large ears for thermoregulation, curling or uncurling their ears to conserve or release heat.