Local youth and volunteers from the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative removed debris, cleared large rocks, picked up litter and installed safety signage along the Modoc Line Rail Trail, Saturday, March 21st.
The service learning project was led by Amy Holmen, Land Manager for Lassen Land and Trails Trust, and focused on safety improvements to the Modoc Line while concurrently offering insight into the recreation management field.
In addition to their service, participants were rewarded with diverse wildlife sightings, a birds-eye overlook of the Southern Pacific, 1968 train wreckage and panoramic views of nearby columnar basalt cliffs. Youth, and youth groups interested in participating in future projects may contact Jessie Diermier, Coordinator for the Collaborative, at (530) 257-3252 or email [email protected].
The Modoc Line Rail Trail is an 85-mile rail trail which runs from Wendel Road in eastern Lassen County to Likely in southern Modoc County and traverses over 2,000 acres of some of northeastern California’s most dramatic rangeland, views of the Skedaddle and Warner mountain ranges and opportunities to see wildlife, including herds of pronghorn antelope.
If you’d like to plan a visit, more information can be found on the Trust’s website, www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org/modoc-line-rail-trail.
This event was part of the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative program, a partnership between the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Lassen National Forest, the Lassen County Office of Education and Lassen Land and Trails Trust. For more information about the Collaborative, the Trust, their work or about trails to enjoy, please visit www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org.