South Tahoe residents invited to May 22 Angora fire restoration workshop
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit wants the South Shore community to help plan the future of the Angora fire burn area.
The Forest Service will host an open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 22 at the Lake Tahoe Community College board room, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe.
Forest Supervisor Terri Marceron will present an overview of what questions the agency will ask citizens in how it plans and shapes its burn area restoration policies. After these initial remarks, resource specialists will be available at stations around the room to explain possible activities, answer questions and accept public input, according to a Forest Service press statement.
This is not a public hearing, so attendees may arrive and depart at any time during the meeting.
The May 22 meeting will kick off a 30-day period through June 23 during where the Forest Service invites the public to review possible activities and take advantage of this first opportunity to help plan the future of the Angora fire area, according to the statement.
“We want to hear from the community how they want the area affected by the Angora Fire to look in the next 10 to 50 years,” said Cheva Heck, a Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit spokesperson.
“We will be looking at options for replanting, reducing fuels, reconstructing stream channels, restoring meadow and streambank vegetation and providing access for recreation through our roads and trails,” Heck said.
The Forest Service will post restoration planning information on its Web site at
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu and make it available at the front desk at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96150.
Additional opportunities to comment on Angora restoration will occur as the Forest Service begins the National Environmental Policy Act process for this project, according to the press release.