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Klamath Trails Alliance meeting today

Klamath Trails Alliance will have its February meeting Friday, Feb. 8, according to a news release. The meeting will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the South Portal Building, 205 Riverside Drive.

Participants are encouraged to come for all or part of the meeting to discuss ways to further the group’s mission of promoting trails in Klamath County.

Klamath Lake Land Trust hosts ‘Round-up’ Saturday

Klamath Lake Land Trust (KLLT) is in search of volunteers interested in assisting with upcoming projects, according to a news release. Some of these projects include:

Bird nesting box clean out events

Bird nesting box installation

Planting party

Opportunities to co-lead public hikes

Fundraiser event support

Technical office assistance

KLLT will be hosting a “Volunteer Round-up” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Gaucho Collective. Those interested in volunteeering may also register for the Volunteer Round-up at www.klamathlakelandtrust.org, or contact Lisa at 541-884-1053, lisa@klamathlakelandtrust.org.

Limited reservations available for Ice Cave tours

Seasonal ranger-guided reservation-only tours of Crystal Ice Cave at Lava Beds National Monument are offered approximately December through March.

This wild and strenuous tour takes you through a lava tube with large ice stalactites and stalagmites, ice hoodoos, and ice waterfalls formed by unique environmental and geological conditions.

For reservations and information, visit recreation.gov/ticket/facility/251978.

Guided snowshoe hikes offered at Crater Lake

Ranger-guided snowshoe hikes are offered through April 28 on weekends and holidays at Crater Lake National Park. They start at 1 p.m., last two hours, and cover 1 to 2 miles of moderate-to-strenuous terrain.

No previous snowshoeing experience is necessary. Snowshoes are provided free of charge, and there is no cost for the tour (apart from the winter entrance fee of $15 per vehicle). Space on each tour is limited, and advance reservations are required. For more information, visit nps.gov/crla/index.htm, and to sign up, call 541-594-3100.

Winter hours set for Crater Lake café and gift shop

Crater Lake Hospitality resumes operations at the Rim Village Café and Gift Shop at Crater Lake National Park Saturday, Feb. 2, according to a news release. The Rim Café closed Dec. 23 when winter weather required the closure of park roads during the federal government shutdown. Crater Lake National Park has now resumed normal operations and the road to Rim Village has reopened.

The Rim Village Café and Gift Shop will be open on weekends, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. It will also be open on Washington’s Birthday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18.

For more information, visit travelcraterlake.com/dining/rim-village-cafe, or call 541-594-2255 ext. 3300.

Weekend fishing opportunities:

Anglers are starting to target hybrid bass on Ana Reservoir.

The recent cold snap has firmed up ice conditions on many waterbodies. Anglers have been on the ice and catching fish throughout the zone. Anglers need to be cautious during first-ice conditions by using the “buddy system,” wearing a personal floatation device in case of thin ice, carrying a throw-rope, and using a heavy metal staff to check for thin-ice. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has developed guidelines for ice thickness and other safety tips at https://bit.ly/2G2eIAl.

Get a jump on planning your 2019 trout fishing adventures. The 2019 weekly trout stocking schedule is posted at https://bit.ly/2Iu5nms.

— Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife