Lake Tahoe forest-thinning projects to resume |

Lake Tahoe forest-thinning projects to resume

KINGS BEACH, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service is expected to resume work this week on North Tahoe fuels reduction projects aimed at reducing wildfire threat.

Hand thinning will take place near Kings Beach, north of Speckled Avenue, and off Highway 431, near Tyrolian Village in Incline Village.

According to the forest service, mechanical cut-to-length thinning will take place on the east side of Highway 267 at the end of Beaver Street above Kings Beach.

Whole tree removal also is scheduled for Cedar Flat, near Old County Road, and on the north side of Highway 267, near Gasline Road in Tahoe Vista.

Similar work is planned at various South Shore locations.

“In addition to short-term impacts to recreational access, major impacts from fuels reduction projects include changes to the appearance of Basin forests,” officials said. “Treated areas look disturbed at first, but recover visually within a few years.

Some areas will be closed to public access during the work, according to USFS.

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