• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

Environmental Factors

Crags Lake

High elevation lakes, including Crags Lake, at Lassen Volcanic NP in California are particularly sensitive to nitrogen and sulfur deposition.

NPS Photo

Air Quality
Most people who visit national parks expect clean air and clear views. However Lassen Volcanic National Park lies downwind of the populated Sacramento Valley and areas of agriculture and manufacturing. Pollutants emitted from these sources can harm the park's natural and scenic resources such as vegetation, surface waters, and visibility. Read more...

Climate Change
Lassen provides water for five California watersheds and habitat for hundreds of wildlife species. These resources are faced with changes influenced by climate change. Lassen and the National Park Service are taking action to both measure and mitigate climate change affects. Read more...

Phenology
Phenology is the study of the timing of life cycle events in organisms. Lassen Volcanic is one of seven pilot parks in California helping to establish park phenological monitoring projects. Lassen's phenology program relies heavily on scientific observations provided by citizen scientists like you. Read more...

Did You Know?

picture of car sized snowblower against 10 foot snow drifts blowing the snow above the drifts

The Lassen Volcanic National Park Main Park Road can open as early as May 10th and as late as mid-July depending on how much snow falls during the winter.