The Volcanic Legacy Community Partnership (VLCP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the outstanding geologic, interpretive and recreational opportunities found along the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All-American Road and to enhance tourism.
Interpretive plans for most of the 500 mile Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All-American Road were completed between 1998 and 2007. This final Interpretive Plan completes planning for remaining portions of the byway from Lake Almanor, Susanville to Burney as well as the Highway 161 section in the Tule Lake area.
The Volcanic Legacy Community Partnership’s 2011 Annual Report highlights the organization’s significant accomplishments to promote the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway-All-American Road.
The proposed 80 mile Great Shasta Rail Trail (GSRT) passes through miles of expansive timber lands between Burney and McCloud, along the former railroad grade of the McCloud Railway Company. The proposed trail roughly parallels the byway and crosses it 3 times. The VLCP has been an active partner in developing this trail since March 2009.
The VLCP is involved with the development of 3 other rail trails in northeastern California as shown on the map below. These trails will connect the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail in Susanville to Westwood and onto the proposed Almanor Rail Trail, which ends in Chester. A connector trail east to the Modoc Line Rail Trail in Wendel is also planned.
Recent VLCP media releases are below.
New Interpretive Map Media Release 5_16_2012
Byway Interpretive Geology Tour Media Release 4_5_2012 (pdf)
VLCP Board of Directors Media Release 4_10_2012 (pdf)