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Emergency Closures and Fire Restriction Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Written by sierrarecmagazine

July 24, 2021 – Dixie Fire Updates for Lassen Volcanic National Park.

  • The entire area of Lassen Volcanic National Park is closed to backcountry camping. This closure is to protect visitors and provide resource protection during high and extreme fire danger.
  • Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas are closed to all use. Warner Valley and Juniper Lake have a single one-way in and one-way out and would be difficult to evacuate during a fire or other emergency. The outlying nature of the campgrounds require delayed response time by emergency personnel. This closure is to protect visitors and provide resource protection during high and extreme fire danger.
  • Butte Lake Campground is closed to fires. This applies to wood fires, charcoal fires and any type of fire that leaves ash. Ignition sources that can be turned off and do not produce ash are permitted. This includes, but is not limited to gas stoves, lanterns, and generators. The closure begins at noon, Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Subject: Emergency Closure to fires, overnight camping, and southeast areas

Location: Entire area of Lassen Volcanic National Park for closure to backcountry camping. Butte Lake Campground for closure to fires. Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas for closure to all use.

Regulation: Fires 36 CFR 2.13(c) During periods of high fire danger, the superintendent may close all or a portion of a park area to the lighting or maintaining of a fire.

Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park to backcountry camping, Butte Lake Campground and Juniper Lake Campground to camping, and Warner Valley and Juniper Lake Areas to all use.

Regulation: Camping and food storage.36 CFR 2.10(a) The superintendent may require permits, designated sites or areas, and establish conditions for camping.

Authority: Authority for these closures lie in Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1.5(a) Closures and public use limits

NPS Policy (NR Management 4.1) Park managers must also take action to ensure that ongoing NPS activities do not cause the impairment of park natural resources. In cases of uncertainty as to the impacts of activities on park natural resources, the protection of natural resources will predominate… Natural resources will be managed to preserve fundamental physical and biological processes, as well as individual species, features, and plant and animal communities.”

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