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NPS and LLTT Holding Open House for Bizz Extension Planning

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The National Park Service’s Rivers, Conservation and Trails team will be in Susanville this Friday and Saturday, April 24th and 25th, to lend their expertise to our community – developing and refining plans for Lassen Land and Trails Trust’s planned Bizz Johnson Trail extension and integrating it with the depot and the existing Bizz Johnson trailhead.

There will be an Open House at the depot for the community to stop by and meet the National Park Service’s team Friday afternoon, April 24th, from 4:00 to 6:00.

The Bizz Extension project will utilize the vacant railroad cut east of the Depot and Visitors Center, turning the area into a park and providing new recreational opportunities with a connection to planned development by the county on the old railroad bed that skirts the southeast side of the Susanville.

Ultimately the planned connector will connect the nationally known Bizz Johnson Trail with the county’s planned Skyline Extension bike trail.

“It’s your trail and historic depot and your ideas are so important to the trail’s development and to how this property serves our community,” explained LL&TT Executive Director Louise Jensen.

Lassen Land and Trails Trust owns and manages the historic Susanville railroad depot as a trailhead visitor center for the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail. The existing Depot site is 1.3 acres, and the Trust has also acquired the Bizz Extension property, a 7.1-acre parcel behind the depot to Alexander Avenue.

Together with the existing depot site, the extension will now serve as the expanded depot property, and the Trust is working to create plans for the space in order to better serve residents and visitors to Susanville.

For more information you can visit the Trust online at www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org or call 257-3252.

An artist's conceptualization of the new park space behind the historic railroad depot.
An artist’s conceptualization of the new park space behind the historic railroad depot.
Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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