Lassen National Forest continues restoration work in the Dixie Fire footprint above Almanor Drive West

The Lassen National Forest began the next phase of work on the Boardwalk Service Contract timber removal project around the community of Lake Almanor West on the west shore of Lake Almanor, Sept. 13, 2023.

This phase, ending approximately Oct. 31, 2023, will include a temporary trail closure for 3 miles of the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail in the vicinity. See attached map for additional location information.

This work will impact public access to the bicycle trail during hours of machine operations. Noise will exist during operating hours — 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. — and will vary as weather conditions become hotter and drier.

Visitors are advised to proceed with caution as they travel the road toward the bicycle trail. There will be extra vehicle traffic and heavy equipment for cutting, processing and decking of cut timber in the area. Visitors should not access the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail from this trailhead but can access it at USFS Dyer View or PG&E Rocky Point.

Burned timber and deep root holes in this area create hazard trees and safety concerns for the public. The removal of these fire killed trees help protect visitors and reduce future fuel loadings.

“This project is the first step to restoring recreation opportunities on the Almanor Ranger District,” says Russell Nickerson, District Ranger of the Almanor Ranger District. “As we continue our reforestation efforts, future operations will include planting trees and repairing facilities in the area.”

For additional questions on this ongoing project, call the Almanor Ranger District office at (530) 258-2141.

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