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Lassen Volcanic Wilderness

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Area Management

The Lassen Volcanic Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Lassen Volcanic Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

The Lassen Volcanic Wilderness was designated by Congress in 1972, marking forward movement towards wilderness preservation across the country. When the National Park Service made its wilderness recommendation available for public comment, it was only the third such proposal to be reviewed in the country. An additional 79 acre parcel was recently added to the Lassen Volcanic Wilderness when the Spencer Meadows area was acquired by the National Park Service.

Please visit our website for more information about wilderness management and planning your visit. http://www.nps.gov/lavo/




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