• Lassen Peak from Hat Creek

    Lassen Volcanic

    National Park California

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Scott Isaacson
Fire Information Prevention and Education
Phone: 530-595-6162
Email: scott_isaacson@nps.gov

Did You Know?

reddish color microscopic snow alage

The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.