After a long-time closure due to wildfires, visitors and locals wasted no time to visit their favorite Lassen National park when it reopened recently.

Some parts of the park still remain closed for security purposes but locals are remaining hopeful that all parts of the Park would reopen soon after the park is through with its rehabilitation. Also, the Park officials are looking into post-fire threats such as flash floods and debris flows that might affect the park in case a disaster happens.  Critical natural and cultural resources were also assessed for common problems such as soil erosion, invasive species, and the loss of critical habitat for the park’s wildlife.

Some parts of the park do remain closed, but locals remain hopeful.

“I know we are going to have to be patient because it is going to take years probably, for stuff to rehab. And maybe some places will not open as soon as we would like them to, but I know they will do it as soon as they can. Just hoping and praying that it can rehab,” says Carrie from Shingletown.

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