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Lassen Land and Trails Trust

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, Land Resources Conservation

Mission: To conserve significant natural and agricultural lands; to enhance and promote a regional trails network for public use.

Programs: Conservation: identify and work to protect key properties essential to the character of the region--working ranches and farms; historically important sites and lands; watersheds; wildlife habitat and corridors. Currently protect over 4,000 acres including lassen creek conservation area (385 acres) and conservation easements on working lands and natural areas (1,215 acres).

trails: partner to acquire, develop, manage and promote a trail network that facilitates the exploration of all that makes our lassen county 'home' unique. The trust's role includes providing regional trail interpretation and visitor services, managing the visitor center at the bizz johnson national recreation trail trailhead, development of the 85. 5 mile modoc line rail trail (2,053 acres owned in fee title), and management of a 4. 5 mile interpretive trail at lassen creek conservation area.

education: create opportunities for each of us and visitors to engage in the lassen county community, lean about its unique heritage and history and take action to sustain it as a vibrant community. Includes management of the historic susanvile railroad depot, a certified farmers' market, an in- school education program for 4th and 5th grade students, a nature-based summer day camp for youth grades 3 through 6 and a natural sciences career oriented youth initiative for junior high & high school students. In addition, volunteer training, opportunities for resource restoration and trail design and development projects are provided.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Carlotta K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing trails and landscape that is kept clean and easy to use for the public. We are able to fully enjoy the nature around us because of this non-profit organization.


Rating: 5

A great and committed Board of Directors guides this organization, which serves rural northeastern California, providing conservation of natural resources and working landscapes, as well as recreational trails and environmental education in the public schools, through a nature camp and their weekly Farmers' Market each summer. In addition, the Trust has a private/public partnership with Lassen National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management to promote regional trails and provide interpretation and visitor services for the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail. If you haven't been to this part of the country...go visit and stop by the Trust's office in their historic Susanville railroad depot!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A wonderful effective and committed non-profit! LLTT is firmly rooted within the community and provides important services to the ccommunities of northern CA, such as rails-to-trails, historic preservation of the railroad heritage, events (marathon, handcar races, hikes, skiing and biking events, educational lectures, nature camp for kids). They also hold conservation easements and do excellent habitat restoration work mostly with volunteers!