Wilderness Stewardship Plan

Lava Beds National Monument contains two wilderness units, the Schonchin Wilderness and the Black Lava Flow Wilderness, totaling 28,460 acres. These areas were designated as wilderness under public law 92- 493 in 1972. However until now there has been no management plan to guide the preservation and management of these wilderness areas. This current Wilderness Stewardship Plan attempts to fill this void by providing park-specific guidance on how to maintain the wilderness areas in as pristine a condition as possible.

This plan has been prepared to examine two management alternatives and consequences of each alternative. The EA identifies the preferred alternative (proposed action) which provides the framework with which to deal with management issues arising in the Lava Beds wilderness areas in the future.

The Lava Beds National Monument Wilderness Stewardship Plan was approved by the Pacific West Regional Director, Jonathan Jarvis, on 11/14/2006.
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 7, 2006 - Sep 21, 2006
Document Content:
Final Wilderness Stewardship Plan   (4.2 MB, PDF file)
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