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LASSEN COUNTY, Calif. - Lassen forest officials say California's 18 national forests are seeing historic numbers of visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic and they are leaving a mess behind.
The forest service says that some areas are seeing too many visitors, all at once. Many of those visitors, the department says, are leaving trash, vandalism and trail damage behind them.
They are urging visitors to "leave no trace behind" and "pack out what you bring in" because the forest health is everyone's responsibility.