Comments sought on High Meadows plan |

Comments sought on High Meadows plan

The U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, seeks public comment through April 7 on a proposal for the High Meadows area near South Lake Tahoe.

High Meadows contains watershed and nesting habitat for the California spotted owl and northern goshawks. The area is in the headwaters of Cold Creek, a watershed system for Lake Tahoe.

The proposed action follows resource inventories, analysis and monitoring. It would establish a forest plan land-use designation for the 1,790-acre High Meadows area, which was acquired by the Forest Service in 2003.

The proposal has three elements:

— Management area designation.

— Meadow ecosystem restoration.

— Access and travel.

A public meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 27 at the Forest Supervisor’s Office at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe.

Comments on the proposed action will be accepted no later than April 7. They can be provided through the Internet at Use the subject line “High Meadows Project.” Comments also can be e-mailed to

For more information, call Matt Dickinson at (530) 543-2769.

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