Public safety closure at Davis Lake, Calif. |

Public safety closure at Davis Lake, Calif.

Don Quilici

Plumas National Forest Supervisor Alice Carlton announced that a temporary public safety closure of Davis Lake, Calif., its shorelines, and all its tributaries went into effect on Tuesday, September 4, 2007.

The closure is part of the California Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) implementation of the Davis Lake Northern Pike Eradication Project.

The closure area includes: Davis Lake, the shorelines, all its tributaries, all land upslope of these water bodies to the ridge tops of the Freeman Creek watershed, and all campgrounds, boat launches, and day use sites in the Davis Lake Recreation Area.

The public safety closure will remain in effect until the tributaries and Davis Lake are found to be free of rotenone constituents.

The pike eradication project was approved after consideration of the joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the project, which was prepared by DFG and the U.S. Forest Service in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and the National Environmental Policy Act.

The Davis Lake Closure Area begins at the intersection of Plumas County Road 126 (Davis Lake Road) with Forest Road 24N10 (Camp 5 Road); then east along Plumas County Road 126 to the intersection of Plumas County Road 112 (Grizzly Road) and Forest Road 24N06 (Crocker Mountain Road); then north along Turner Ridge to the intersection of Forest Road 24N08 (Bagley Pass Road) and Forest Road 24N09; then west along Turner Ridge to a point approximately 4 miles northwest of Lake Davis at Forest Road 25N10; then southwesterly towards Plumas County Road 112 to a point just south of its intersection with Forest Road 24N54 (near Little Summit Lake); then southeasterly along Grizzly Ridge to near the intersection of Forest Road 23N82 and Forest Road 24N12 (Willow Creek Road); then easterly over Smith Peak; then continuing easterly for about 3 miles to the point of beginning.