The approximately 13,200-acre Hallelujah Junction Wildlife Area sits at about 5,200 feet in elevation. The land is gently sloping and all but the highest portions are dominated by sagebrush and bitterbrush. Several hundred acres were burned in a 1986 wildfire and are being rehabilitated. Other more recent fires, and a century of heavy livestock grazing, have resulted in fair to poor vegetation conditions. Long Valley Creek drains from south to north through the property and terminates in Honey Lake, southeast of Susanville in Lassen County.
This area serves as a key migration corridor for part of the Loyalton-Truckee deer herd. Mammals which occur here include coyote, gray fox, bobcat, and possibly badger. The Long Valley area is also wintering habitat for golden eagles, and red-tailed and rough-legged hawks.
For more information, call the North Central Region Rancho Cordova office at (916) 358-2900.