Nevada City, Calif. – The Tahoe National Forest will host two public open houses in October to discuss the forest roads system and look at the relationship between roads and various resource impacts.
The open houses are part of engaging the public in Subpart A of the U.S. Forest Service’s 2005 Travel Management Rule. Subpart A is an analysis of the forest’s road system. The open houses are an opportunity for the forest to share information and the public to help inform the ongoing analysis.
“The Forest Service is committed to balancing the needs for public access to the Tahoe National Forest with our responsibility to sustain a productive, diverse and healthy national forest,” said Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn. “As part of this commitment, we are conducting a whole-forest analysis of our road system.”
Open houses will be held: Wednesday, October 22
– Sierraville District Ranger Station, 317 South Lincoln Street, Sierraville, CA, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 28
– Tahoe National Forest Office, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, CA, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
“This is a valuable opportunity for our visitors and interested members of the public to interact with a variety of resource specialists to discuss both the positive and negative impacts of our road system, as well as to share comments as we continue our analysis,” Quinn said.
To date, resource specialists have gathered data and developed maps, which will be shared at the open houses.
“It’s important to note, this is not a proposal or decision document, but a transportation study that will help inform possible future road management planning and can serve as an additional resource in future projects,” said Quinn. “Before any future actions are taken, the Forest Service will provide additional opportunities for the public to participate in the decision making process.”
For more information on Subpart A and the Tahoe National Forest’s Travel Analysis, please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe/ or http://1.usa.gov/1t3eq3K