As the first forest in the country to implement the OSV Rule, the Lassen set a course for how to go about writing a winter travel plan. Now, onto implementation.

Beartooth Pass open, High Lakes WSA at risk, House Farm Bill shut down, Tahoe OSV Plan comment period closing soon!

Winter travel planning vaults forward in the Sierra Nevada, skiers and snowshoers rally in the Eastern Cascades, and some rare good news (thanks to YOU!) out of D.C.

With a couple of significant exceptions, the latest Lassen National Forest winter travel plan protects the majority of important non-motorized recreation areas, winter wildlands, and important wildlife winter habitat.

The Lassen, which straddles California’s northern Sierra and southern Cascades and surrounds Lassen Volcanic National Park, is the first forest in the country to write a comprehensive winter travel plan under the 2015 Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) Rule, so what happens here is very likely to impact winter travel planning across the country.