U.S. Forest Service to Hold Second Public Meeting to Discuss Rehab Efforts for the South Sugarloaf Fire

Contact(s): Erica Hupp (775) 355-5311; Naaman Horn (702) 515-5413

Mountain City, NV., Sept. 10, 2018 –The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest will be hosting a second public meeting in Mountain City, Nevada, to explain the U.S. Forest Service’s Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program and rehabilitation process and timeframe following the 230,000-acre South Sugar Loaf Fire in northeastern Nevada.

“This is the second in a series of meetings that we are organizing to meet with the community and talk about what comes next,” said Josh Nicholes, Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge District Ranger. “The intent of the meeting is to provide information on BAER and discuss the different programs, processes and opportunities for rehabilitation efforts on Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), tribal, and private lands.”

The public meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time), Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Mountain City Visitor Center, 407 Davidson Street, Mountain City, Nevada, 89831. It will provide an opportunity for the community to meet with agency program specialists, get updated information about the rehabilitation process and timeframe, and ask questions. Bureau of Land Management, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resource Conservation Service staff may be in attendance at the meeting.