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Forest Thinning Underway Near South Tahoe High School

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From the U.S. Forest Service:

Thinning of trees for fuels reduction and forest health began this week on National Forest System lands near South Tahoe High School and the Sand Pit OHV area in South Lake Tahoe, California. The Forest Service has closed the areas in units 19 and 117 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily through October 14, 2014, for public safety due to heavy equipment operations and falling trees. 

Project work will not occur on Memorial Day Weekend. Thinning at the Sand Pit is expected to be completed by the end of May or early June and the Sand Pit will be reopened. The closure will remain in effect in the other areas. 

Hazards may be present even when operations have finished for the day and the closure is not in effect. Individuals disregarding the closure may be cited, with subsequent fines or jail time. The forest thinning is part of the South Shore Fuels Reductions and Healthy Forest Restoration Project, which will treat approximately 10,000 acres between Cascade Lake and Stateline, Nevada. 

For more information, including the closure order and map showing units 19 and 117, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/SouthShoreFuelReduction. ;

From the U.S. Forest Service
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