Project Location: The Heenan Lake Wildlife Area (HLWA) is located about seven miles southeast of Markleeville, California in eastern Alpine County. It is in a mountainous setting on the west side of Monitor Pass and may be reached via State Highway 89. The area consists of Heenan Lake, Heenan Creek, and surrounding lands totaling 1,652 acres.
Project Description: The Land Management Plan will guide the CDFW's management, planning, and operations of the HLWA. This property was acquired to ensure the continued survival of Lahontan cutthroat trout, the preservation of both bald eagle foraging habitat, as well as, important summer deer herd range and migration corridors for the Carson River deer herd. Eleven habitat types were mapped within the HLWA, and the following represent the predominant vegetation communities: sagebrush, montane chaparral, juniper, and Jeffery pine. Walk-in use is allowed for hiking, hunting during open seasons, and a catch-and-release fishing program, in the Lake, during September and October.
Notice of Determination: Filed on October 25, 2007, in compliance with Section 21108 or 21152 of the Public Resources Code.
A hard copy of the Land Management Plan, including public comments and responses, can be viewed during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
North Central Region
1701 Nimbus Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670