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Nevada City, Calif. January 8, 2020 – The Tahoe National Forest will be hosting several public information meetings this month to discuss a proposed amendment to the Tahoe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. Presentations and discussions at the public meeting will cover:

  • The historic and present role of natural fire within the Tahoe National Forest
  • Details of the proposed amendment that would expand opportunities to use naturally ignited, lightning-caused wildfires (natural fire) to achieve multiple resource benefits
  • The process for amending the Tahoe National Forest Land and Resources Management Plan

The Tahoe National Forest is initiating scoping for a proposed amendment to the Tahoe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan that would expand opportunities for using natural fire to achieve multiple resource benefits, including enhancing forest resilience; reducing the risk for large, damaging wildfires; stabilizing carbon storage; improving watershed health and function; and protecting public health and safety.

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Public Information Meeting Schedule
Truckee Ranger District 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd, Truckee, CA 96161January 21, 2020 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Supervisor’s Office—Nevada City 631 Coyote St, Nevada City, CA 95959January 23, 2020 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
American River Ranger District 22830 Foresthill Rd, Foresthill, CA 95631January 28, 2020 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Yuba River Ranger District 15924 Highway 49, Camptonville, CA 95922January 29, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sierraville Ranger District 317 South Lincoln St, Sierraville, CA 96126January 30, 2020 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  

For questions and comments, please contact Joe Flannery, Tahoe National Forest Public Affairs Officer at (530) 478-6205 or joseph.flannery@usda.gov.