Heli-logging project expected to start Wednesday | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Heli-logging project expected to start Wednesday

Staff reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A 50 acre-fuel reduction project in South Lake Tahoe that will include the use of a helicopter is expected to start Wednesday, according to Fire Marshall Ray Zachau.

The Lake Christopher Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project will take place in and around Trout Creek and Cold Creek meadows. The project is expected to take about 20 days, Zachau said in a previous statement.

Noise associated with operations can be expected between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A foot path between Martin Avenue and Golden Bear Trail may be temporarily closed due to its closeness to helicopter operations. Users of the meadows and trails are urged not to approach any equipment while it is working and to keep pets away as operators have limited visibility.

The goal of the Lake Christopher project is to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire by thinning overcrowded forest stands. Thinning creates what is called a shaded fuel break, which in the event of a wildfire can reduce the rate of wildfire spread, duration, and intensity, Zachau said.

For more information contact Zachau at 530-542-6166.

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