Angora restoration plan up for final public comment
March 26, 2010
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The U.S. Forest Service is taking its third and final round of public comment on a proposed restoration of the area burned by the Angora fire.
The restoration proposal also calls for removing standing dead and downed wood on up to 1,398 acres, reforesting 1,100 acres with a mix of native seedlings, leaving 1,300 acres alone for habitat purposes and reconstructing 1,200 feet of Angora Creek through the meadow above Lake Tahoe Boulevard, said Forest Service spokeswoman Cheva Heck, in a statement earlier this month.
The proposal also includes construction of some new roads and trails, the decommissioning of others, upgrades to stream crossings and erosion control measures, Heck said.
During the last round of public input, concerns centered around providing sufficient wildlife habitat and the loss of a neighborhood recreational opportunity at Seneca Pond, which will only contain water seasonally as part of the restoration, Heck said.
Comments concerning the restoration will be accepted until April 11.
For a copy of the restoration proposal environmental document, visit http://bit.ly/AngoraRestorationProject or call (530) 543-2694.