YubaNet.com
Thursday, July 31 2014

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer
Regional
 

OHV Trails near Foresthill Closed for Wet Weather Season


    Google+    

By: Matthew M. Brownlee, District Trails Manager, American River Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest

FORESTHILL December 16, 2013 - The Forest Service has restricted motorized use by off-highway vehicles such as ATVs and motorcycles in the Sugar Pine OHV area on the American River Ranger District just outside of the community of Foresthill. Snow covers the entire designated trail system in excess of 9 inches at the Sugar Pine staging area and 12 inches at the China Wall staging area. The area has also received over 5.22 inches of rain since late October. This closure goes into effect December 17th, 2013 and will remain in place until conditions dry sufficiently to protect all resources when motorized use resumes.

The OHV trail system continues to see increased use throughout the year, and particularly during times when the trails and roads are most susceptible to sustained damage. Once the snow starts to melt the soils on roads and trails will become wet and saturated. Motorized use on completely saturated routes causes surfaces to become rutted, leading to erosion and sedimentation issues. Additionally, because use during wet conditions has increased, the compacted trail surface is compromised, leading to more soil mobility.

The most up to date information can be found on the Tahoe National Forest web page at http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe/ .

Additional information concerning this closure is available by contacting the district office or Victor Lyon by telephone at (530) 478-6254 or by email at vlyon@fs.fed.us.

 

Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.

 

Latest Headlines

Regional

Happening Now - July 2014

Daniels family to be recognized as Family of the Year at the Nevada County Fair

Lightning strikes hit California 1,063 times on Tuesday

Perseid Meteors vs. the Supermoon Second Week of August

Annual Seasonal Dog Closure Ends Aug.1 for Upper Truckee Marsh

Map: 2,421 lightning strikes hit California on Monday

Nevada County Fair Tickets On Sale Now: Buy Early And Save

Cloudy morning, thunderstorms possible in the afternoon

California Tahoe Conservancy Conservancy to Install Temporary BMPs at Cove East

Electronic Poll Books in Nevada County: Report on June 2014 Pilot


More

 

 

 

 

NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky . Horoscope . Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2014
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600