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May 13, 2013
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Letter to the editor: Better care should have been taken at Fallen Leaf Lake

We are very upset over the “clear cutting” they did at Fallen Leaf Lake. Why on Earth would they authorize such a drastic cut in such a serene place? The trails are barely visible and covered with the wood-chips of the forest they killed. We need to go out there as a community and replant trees in their “dead zone,” as well as raking the wood chips off the trails. It’s almost impossible to ride a bicycle out there now.

I used to ride out there and absolutely love the peacefulness of the woods, now instead of serene it looks like a disaster zone out there, without even animal habitat trees present. As someone who has worked on a fuels reductions/fire crew, I am appalled. Much better care could have been taken out there to ensure minimal impact suppression tactics. I guess that’s what happens when they get a crew that doesn’t live here to do that type of work. Whoever is responsible has a lot of bad karma headed their way, not just those operating the forest genocide machines, but those who made the decision on what to get rid of.

Does everyone remember the Native American with a single tear rolling down his cheek from litter? That’s me right now. How could they do that to such a special place?

Michael Herron Jr.

South Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 13, 2013 10:48PM Published May 14, 2013 06:06PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.