Truckee, Calif. March 15, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service and Truckee River Watershed Council are inviting the public to discuss a wildfire resilience and forest health project located east of Stampede Reservoir, northeast of Truckee and west of Verdi. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday March 26th, 2019, from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at the Truckee Ranger District Office located at 10811 Stockrest Springs Rd. Truckee, CA 96161. The goals of this meeting are:

1. To form a collaborative working group, formed of stakeholders, community members and government agencies, to formulate the proposed action.
2. To inform stakeholders and members of the community.
3. To answer questions and discuss the project.

Overcrowded forests, combined with drought conditions, have contributed to increasing potential for tree mortality and destructive fire danger, jeopardizing a part of the Tahoe National Forest that is important to the Truckee and Verdi communities. The Tahoe National Forest’s Truckee Ranger District is developing a project to address this fire danger and increase wildfire resilience, with an emphasis on fuels reduction, the retention of old-growth and large trees, and improvements to overall forest health.

The Forest Service’s proposed project, called Ladybug, would treat up to 3,000 acres east of Stampede Reservoir using forest thinning and biomass removal, mastication, and prescribed burning.

The Forest Service is seeking members of the public to initiate this collaborative effort. The meeting is also an opportunity to exchange information between stakeholders. For more information contact Scott Conway, Acting District Ranger of the Truckee Ranger District, at (530) 587-3558.

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