Cave Rock talks resume |

Cave Rock talks resume

Tribune Staff Report

The U.S. Forest Service will resume a public discussion on the future of Cave Rock Tuesday night at a meeting that was postponed by bad weather.

The meeting is now scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the South Tahoe High School library.

At the meeting, archeologist John Maher of the Forest Service will describe the National Historic Preservation Act. The Forest Service has indicated that Cave Rock may qualify as a national cultural site as defined by the act.

The meeting’s facilitator will also summarize the first discussion on Cave Rock, held on Jan. 22.

The Forest Service is seeking public comment to assist in future management of the ancient lava plug that is considered a sacred site by the Washoe Tribe, but is a popular climbing location with area rock climbers.

After briefly placing the rock off limits for any activity last year, the Forest Service issued a modified closure in December that prohibits the installation of new climbing bolts. Now, the Forest Service is seeking a long-term policy for managing Cave Rock.

The location for the third discussion has also been selected. The meeting set for March 17 is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Nevada State Museum and Archives Building, Conference Room A, in Carson City.

Tahoe Daily Tribune E-mail:

Visitors Guide | News | Diversions | Marketplace | Weather | Community

Copyright, Materials contained within this site may

not be used without permission.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User