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Greetings all,

As some of you have heard on May 13, 2015 I was elected as the new Chairman of the Board for Friends of the High Lake. I want to say "thank you" to everyone for your hard work and interest in the High Lakes. I have been very amazed by how enthusiastic all of you are to preserve the High Lake for generations to come. .

I have received questions regard the flagging that can be seen in the High Lakes area. A general meeting is planned for June 29, 2015 in order to discuss what we know about the flags and our needs from you. Additionally, as you may know, there are a few open positions that we desperately need to fill. Below you will find a list of the positions available and links to a brief description of what each job entails. If you are interested, this is your opportunity to become more involved in our mission to keep the High Lakes open for everyone's enjoyment. The positions will be filled at the general meeting, so again, if you are interested, please be there!

I look forward to working with all of you to achieve a common goal...keep the High Lakes open and accessible to all the public, as "public lands" are meant to be. If you like four- wheeling, motorcycle riding, hiking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, or just generally like to be able to go outdoors in a beautiful place...join us for information at the upcoming general meeting and then more importantly...JOIN US!

Meeting time and location:

Sierra Hall

6165 Center Street

Paradise, CA 95969

6:30 PM

Best regards,

Louis Johnson



Positions currently available are listed below. Click on any one of them and you will get a summarized description for all of the positions.


Adopt-a-Trail Coordinator

Fundraising Coordinator

Event Coordinator

PHS Senior Project Coordinator

Merchandise Coordinator

You can read the minutes from the last Board of Directors Meeting here:

Minutes - Board of Directors Meeting 5-13-15


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Friends of The High Lakes is a grass-roots organization comprised of individuals, local businesses, recreational clubs, and user groups who love to recreate in The High Lakes Area in the Lassen National Forest. Friends is comprised of a growing number of outdoor recreationalists, who consider themselves to be environmentalists and conservationists rather than preservationists.

We believe that public lands should be FOR the people to use and enjoy. That includes the pursuit of whatever activities people choose, such as fishing, camping, hiking, exploring, picnicking, hunting, rock hounding, geocaching, etc. while using a motorized vehicle.

We need to get involved to assure that these lands remain open for our use.

This is the vehicle to bring together those who responsibly use the land and wish to improve recreational opportunities through support and volunteerism while caring for the environment.

The High Lakes Code:

You Bring It In, You Take It Home - That includes all garbage including human waste. As our welcome sign says, "This is God's country. Please don't leave it looking like Hell"

Do Your Part - Try to leave the area better than when you found it. Carry a trash bag and pick up an extra can or two.

Zero Wheel Spin - If you can't drive it, then take a tug. Spinning tires loosens soil which can end up in the streams. Uncontrolled sediment is the fastest way to get your favorite route closed

The Ring Of Fire - Camp in designated areas and build campfires in established rings, leave nothing but wet ashes.

Stay On The Road - If a downed tree blocks the route, just take a few minutes to cut or move it. A workaround gets you past it once. A closed route can last for years.

Share - Ideas, opportunities, the trail, the area, parts, tools, expertise, your time and your fun. We are the Public - but not the only part of the Public. This area is open to everyone - thank goodness!

Education First, Then Enforcement - Both are important. Have a great time. Respect the laws. Meadows and Rock Gardens are not playgrounds.

Work, Together - The best solutions come when neither users nor land mangers work in isolation. Both need to find opportunities to communicate and cooperate. When there's work to do, all the Friends need to come to the party.


As a 501(c)(3) Corporation, The Friends of The High Lakes cannot: endorse or oppose any political candidates, donate or contribute to any political candidate's campaign, participate or engage in political fundraising events, distribute statements for or against particular political candidates, nor engage in any other activity that may constitute favoring or opposing a political candidate.