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Forest Service seeks input on trail reconstruction project

Tribune staff report

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is seeking public input on a proposed project to reconstruct the approximately 2.75-mile Kingsbury Stinger Trail on Kingsbury Grade.

The trail, which runs from Genoa Peak Road to Terrace View Drive, is prone to erosion and no longer meets “current Forest Service standards for safety and sustainability,” according to a press release.

It is very steep in certain place and crosses private land for about 280 feet on the lower segment. It is open to all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and mountain bikes.

Features of the proposed reconstruction project include rerouting “excessively” steep trail segments, installing speed control components, improving sightlines along the full length of the trail, rerouting the section of trail that crosses private land and installing best management practices to prevent erosion and improve water quality.

According to the Forest Service, the Tahoe Rim Trail intersection would also be relocated to prevent motor vehicles from trespassing onto the TRT.

A description of the proposed actions can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/KingsburyStinger. The Forest Service said comments are most helpful if received by April 3. For more information, including on how to make a comment, contact Jacob Quinn at (530) 543-2609 or jmquinn@fs.fed.us.