Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan
Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement
Record of Decision
Warner Valley CSP Newsletter - Summer 2013
Drakesbad Meadow Restoration
In the park's Warner Valley area, an historic fen surrounding the Drakesbad Guest Ranch area has been restored to its original condition. During the early part of the 19th century, the Drakesbad fen was drained to provide better pasturage for domestic livestock. This was accomplished by digging ditches (thousands of linear feet) throughout the wetter portions of the fen to route spring meltwaters into Hot Springs Creek more rapidly. This effectively dewatered (and degraded) an uncommon montane fen ecosystem.
Dream Lake Restoration Complete
Did You Know?
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.