News briefs: Rebuilding class, trail project, fire commission meeting |

News briefs: Rebuilding class, trail project, fire commission meeting

The El Dorado Builders’ Exchange and El Dorado County Supervisor Norma Santiago invite all interested parties to attend a “Basin Basics for Rebuilding” class Dec. 17.

The two-hour course is open to all homeowners, contractors and members of the public free of charge.

Topics of discussion include El Dorado County and TRPA permitting processes, procedures and updates from officials regarding resources available to those seeking to rebuild their homes after the Angora fire.

The informational course will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Aspen Room, One College Drive.

The U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU), is seeking comments on a proposal to reroute sections of the Tahoe Rim Trail around Daggett Summit away from paved roads.

The Daggett Summit Project would relocate the Daggett-area rim trail from paved streets to forested land and connect the trail to the new Van Sickle State Park. This estimated 13-mile project would be completed through a combination of new trail construction, adoption and improvement of existing authorized trails, and redesign and rebuild of short sections of user-created trails.

The Forest Service will host a public open house for the project from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Emerald Bay Room at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

The open house will provide an opportunity for interested parties to learn more about the project and submit their comments.

This scoping period is intended to allow affected parties to make their concerns known. A formal comment period will be conducted in the future.

More information on the Daggett Summit project, including maps, is available at

Discussions and presentations on forest rehabilitation, an emergency declaration report for El Dorado County, science and technology, and the relation with fuels reduction are what’s on tap when the California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission meets Dec. 13-14 at Lake Tahoe Community College.

The Dec. 13 meeting begins at 9 a.m. with the wildland fuels committee, followed by a 1 p.m. emergency declaration committee conference. The Dec. 14 meeting will be the convening of the entire California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the college’s board room, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.

The bistate commission was established after this summer’s Angora fire. The public is invited to attend. Contact Dana Cole, commission staff liaison, at (916) 327-9631 or for more information.

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