Warner Valley Road Work
There will be paving work on the road connecting Chester to the Warner Valley beginning Monday July 21 or Tuesday July 22 and continuing through July. There may be a 30 min. delay for visitors travelling to Warner Valley and Drakesbad.
Warner Valley Record of Decision
Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision Signed
Lassen Volcanic National Park Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz, announced that the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement has been signed by Regional Director Christine S. Lehnertz. The Record of Decision details the process of selection among the alternative management actions proposed for Warner Valley and the Drakesbad Resort within the park.
After careful consideration of all concerns and issues raised during the planning and environmental impact analysis process, and in light of applicable laws, regulations and National Park Service (NPS) policy, a modified Alternative 2 was selected for implementation. Alternative 2 was identified and analyzed in the September 2010 Warner Valley Comprehensive Site Plan Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) as the "agency preferred" alternative. Minor changes to the alternative incorporate recent requirements adopted by the Department of Homeland Defense and recommendations by the California Office of Historic Preservation. The actions will be implemented in phases over a number of years as staffing and funds allow.
The selected alternative includes the following components:
The ROD can be can be viewed or downloaded from the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/lavo/parkmgmt/index.htm. Paper or CD copies of this document are also available at park headquarters, the visitor center, and local public libraries. To receive a CD or paper copy of the document, please e-mail your request to email@example.com or call (530) 595-6102. For general park information, please call (530) 595-4480 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.
Did You Know?
The 29 mile Main Park Road was constructed between 1925 and 1931, just 10 years after Lassen Peak erupted. Near Lassen Peak the road reaches 8512 feet, making it the highest road in the Cascade Mountains. It is not unusual for 40 feet of snow to accumulate on the road near Lake Helen.