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Timber removal near Canyon Dam boat launch begins today

The Lassen National Forest will begin the Boardwalk Service Contract timber removal project in the vicinity of the Canyon Dam boat launch on the south end of Lake Almanor, April 27. This project ending June 1, may include a temporary trail closures for approximately 1.5 miles of the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail in the Canyon Dam area.

Operations should not impact public access to the boat launch; however, visitors are advised to be aware of extra vehicle traffic and heavy equipment for cutting, processing and decking of cut timber in the area. Proceed with caution as you travel the road toward the ramp.

Wintery and snowy conditions persist on the Lake Almanor Recreation Trail, but as weather conditions become hotter and drier, visitors wanting to hike the trail may 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 in the Canyon Dam area,” 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, you can reach the Almanor Ranger District office at 258-2141.

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