Big Jack East Project Hosting Two Public Meetings

Release Date: May 7, 2018  

Tahoe National Forest to continue Public Outreach & Comment on Big Jack East Project Hosting Two Public Meetings

Truckee, Calif. – In response to public interest for continued dialogue and understanding about the Big Jack East project, the Forest Service will host two informational public meetings and continue accepting public comment for the Big Jack East Project Revised Preliminary Environmental Assessment until June 4, 2018.

With the Big Jack East Project, the Forest Service is proposing fire and fuels management activities within Wildland Urban Intermix adjacent to several Truckee area communities. Proposed fire and fuels management activities include the removal of ladder and surface fuels, increasing residual tree crown spacing, and improvements to overall forest health. "A healthy forest is a fire safe forest," said Mike Cartmill, Vegetation Officer for the Truckee Ranger District.

The first public meeting will occur on Monday, May 14 at the Truckee Airport. An informational presentation will begin at 6:30 PM. After the presentation, Tahoe National Forest staff will be available for individual questions regarding this project. Maps and other information will be on display.

The second public meeting will occur on Wednesday, May 23 at the Sawtooth Staging Area located off Forest Road 06. This meeting will begin at 5:30 and includes a field trip into the proposed Project area. Tahoe National Forest staff will answer questions and lead groups through a portion of the Project area including discussions of proposed fire and fuels management activities.

Public comments on the Big Jack East Project Revised Preliminary Environmental Assessment will continue until June 4, 2018. Comments submitted during the first comment period, which ended on April 23, are already included in the project record. This additional time affords members of the public further opportunity to learn about the Project and submit comments. To review the Big Jack East Project Revised Preliminary Environmental Assessment and submit a comment, please visit:

 https://data.ecosystem-management.org/nepaweb/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49215

 

Tahoe National Forest Big Jack East Project Meetings

Monday

May 14, 2018

6:30 to 8:30 PM

Truckee Airport

10356 Truckee Airport Road

Truckee, CA 96161

Wednesday

May 23, 2018

5:30 to 7:30 PM

Sawtooth Staging Area               (Sawtooth Trailhead)

Forest Service Road 06

Truckee, CA





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