Thursday, April 16, 2009

USFS thinning project on South Shore

Date: April 16, 2009 Contact: Cheva Heck at (530) 543-2608 or Rex Norman at (530) 543-2627
FOREST THINNING WORK TO BEGIN IN ROUNDHILL AREA THIS MONTHSouth Lake Tahoe, Calif. -- The U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will be conducting forest thinning operations in the Roundhill and Rabe Meadows area as part of the Roundhill Fuels Reduction Project beginning as early as Tuesday, April 28th. The Roundhill area is located along Tahoe's southeast shore, just north of Stateline. Due to the mechanical equipment that will be in use, the project area will be closed to provide for public safety. The project and area closure is expected to begin in early May and be completed in early July 2009. The project work will begin along the fence line behind Nevada Beach Campground and will continue away from the campground towards Highway 50. Forest Service personnel will be on site monitoring activities during the project. During the project, the Rabe Meadows area and portions of the Lam Watah Trail near Nevada Beach Campground will be closed to public entry from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The closed area will have signs posted with the Forest Order and map for the closure. Additional signs will be posted explain the goals of the project, as well as alternate routes for public access. The closure will not be in effect, nor will any work taking place over holiday weekends, including Memorial Day (May 23,24, 25) or the 4th of July weekend (July 3, 4, 5). For questions please contact Cheva Heck at 543-2608 or Rex Norman at (530) 543-2627.

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