The spectacular view of Mount Shasta from Interstate Five is occasionally blocked by the big mountain's cousin, the cinder cone called Black Butte. The butte is now permanently protected from development by a conservation easement granted at the beginning of the year to the Pacific Forest Trust by the landowner, the Michigan-California Timber Company.
There will still be timber management on the land, but it will be sustainable. Cal Fire played a part in the granting of the easement.
Connie Best of PFT and Chris Chase from the timber company visit with details.