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  • The trout must go: The state is planning to pull all of the brook trout out of a Plumas County lake in order to protect the yellow-legged frog.
  • Inspections delayed: Cal Fire was scheduled to begin property inspections this week, but decided to wait until the public could better understand what the inspectors are doing.

Free Entry to Lassen Volcanic National Park for Lassen Film Festival

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“Lassen Volcanic National Park has waived fees on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 to encourage visitors to attend the second annual Lassen Film Festival and discover winter in the park,” said Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz. These free entrance days coincide with the scheduled fee-free day on Monday, January 21 in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Lassen Film Festival celebrates Lassen through outdoor fun and film. This year’s selections include films featuring California State Parks, park wildlife, volcanoes, and space exploration. View the complete festival schedule at www.nps.gov/lavo/planyourvisit/film-festival. This free event begins at 10 a.m. at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. Visitors are encouraged to bring snow clothing and equipment to enjoy snow play before or after the festival or to participate in the Saturday or Sunday 1:30 p.m. ranger-led snowshoe walk.

Visitors traveling to the park should be prepared for winter weather and driving conditions. Carry tire chains in your vehicle from October through May, along with extra food, water, and blankets. For more information, please contact the park at (530) 595-4480, Thursday through Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo.


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