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USDA Forest Service
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
35 College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150
Date: March 5, 2008
Contact: Garrett Villanueva at (530) 543-2762
FOREST SERVICE PROPOSING TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS ON EAST SHORE
PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT FOR INTEGRATED TRAIL SYSTEM TO PROTECT WATER
WHILE MAINTAINING RECREATIONAL ACCESS
South Lake Tahoe Calif. The USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin
Management Unit, is seeking public comments on a proposed action that
improve the system of trails serving National Forest System beaches on
East Shore of Lake Tahoe.
â€œThe East Shore Beach areaâ€™s popularity has continued to increase,
a need to develop an efficient and integrated system of trails, while
better protecting the environment,â€ said project leader Garrett
â€œDecommissioning some user-created trails and rerouting other trails
reduce erosion and run-off into the lake, while improving the
experience in this area.â€
The entire project is in Nevada, extending from Spooner Summit north to
Chimney Beach and from the waterâ€™s edge to Nevada State Park lands.
would decommission approximately 1.6 miles of user-created trails,
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
sensitive areas, protecting water quality and sensitive wildlife
Information kiosks would encourage â€œpack-in, pack-outâ€ practices
would direct users to stay on system trails. The Forest Service would
install fencing and signs to protect sensitive resources.
Efforts to protect the environment during trail construction will
installing best management practices for water quality and conducting
operations to minimize disruption to wildlife.
Comments will be most helpful if theyâ€™re received by March 28, 2008.
staff anticipates implementing the project in July 2008.
The proposed action and a map are posted on the LTBMU website at
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu/projects and are also available for
at the Forest Supervisor's Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe,
96150. For further information, contact Garrett Villanueva, (530)