Several issues have been identified as potential ecosystem changes influenced by climate change. While the exact role climate change is playing in these issues is unknown, they are important topics to study and monitor. Climate change issues facing Lassen Volcanic National Park include change in snow pack and precipitation, shifting wildfire regimes, and species and habitat management.
What is Climate Change?
Pikas in Peril
Phenology is the study of seasonal or periodic biological events such as flowering, leaf-out, insect emergence, and animal migration. Lassen is one of six pilot parks participating in the California Phenology Project. Phenology has been recognized as a indicator of biological responses to climate change and is perhaps our best opportunity to detect the impacts of climate change on our natural resources. Read more...
Did You Know?
John Muir visited Lassen Volcanic National Park and wrote about his experience in the book Mountains of California. "Miles of its flanks are reeking and bubbling with hot springs, many of them so boisterous and sulphurous they seem ever ready to become spouting geysers..."