South Shore fuels reduction work resumes
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will resume work thin trees and brush to reduce the risk of wildfire.
Work is scheduled to begin on Monday in units located between Highway 89 and Cascade Lake, and between the west end of Gardner Mountain and lower Angora Ridge. Approximately 380 acres in these areas will be thinned by hand, which is done by crews with chainsaws and involves piling the material for burning at a later time. Work is expected to last approximately one month.
Work in units along Lake Tahoe Boulevard near South Tahoe High School and the Sand Pit OHV area may begin as early as May 1. Approximately 80 acres in these units will be thinned. The Forest Service will close these areas, due to the hazards posed by heavy equipment operation and falling trees. Work should take approximately one month to complete.
The Forest Service will provide periodic updates as work moves to new areas and closure orders for mechanical work will be posted at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/ForestOrders.
For general information on the South Shore project, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/SouthShoreFuelReduction.