Input sought on beach-trail proposal
The U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, seeks public comment on a plan to improve the system of trails serving beaches on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.
The project extends from Spooner Summit north to Chimney Beach and from the water’s edge to Nevada State Park lands. Crews would decommission 1.6 miles of user-created trails, upgrade 3.5 miles of user-created trails and construct 2.2 miles of new trail. The project would route trails away from stream environment zones and other sensitive areas, protecting water quality and wildlife. There would be information kiosks directing users to stay on trails and fencing to protect sensitive areas.
Best-management practices would be put into place for water quality to minimize disruption to wildlife.
Comments should be received by March 28. The project may be implemented in July.
The proposed action and a map are posted on the Web at http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu/projects. The map also is available for viewing at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.
For more informaton, call (530) 543-2762.