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BLM Seeking Input on Proposed Bald Mountain Trails

baldmountaintopHoney Lake Valley area residents interested in development of recreational trails on Lassen County’s Bald Mountain can share ideas and concerns, when the Bureau of Land Management holds a public meeting Tuesday, May 27th, at 6:30 p.m., at the Standish Grange Hall, just east of the intersection of Highway 395 and County Road A3 in Standish.

“We are in the early stages of planning these trails east of Byers Pass, and we welcome suggestions on routes and trailhead locations,” said Stan Bales, an outdoor recreation planner with the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville. “We also want to hear about any concerns from neighbors and others.”

Looking east from Byers Pass, a frequently used dirt road that cuts across the line of hills in the middle of the valley.
Looking east from Byers Pass, a frequently used dirt road that cuts across the line of hills in the middle of the valley.
To the east Bald Mountain is bordered by agricultural land and the town of Standish.
To the east Bald Mountain, with its Lake Lahontan terracing, is bordered by agricultural land and the town of Standish.

The trail network was proposed in the BLM’s Eagle Lake Resource Management Plan, completed in 2008. Tuesday’s meeting is the first step in planning and design of a network primarily designed for horseback riders, but open to other non-motorized uses.

The area has been closed to motor vehicles since the 1990s.

“We will use information from this meeting to develop an environmental assessment that will analyze impacts of trail development,” Bales said. “This is a great opportunity for anyone interested to be part of this project to improve recreational opportunities and access to public lands.”

For more information, contact Stan Bales at the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, (530) 257-0456, or by email at [email protected].

Bald Mountain, remains of a volcanic crater offers sweeping views of both sides of the Honey Lake Valley.
Bald Mountain, remains of a volcanic crater that also formed Thompson Peak to the south, offers sweeping views of both sides of the Honey Lake Valley.
Jeremy Couso
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