Open houses examine roads in Tahoe National Forest

Tahoe National Forest officials will host two public open houses this month, in Sierraville and Nevada City, to discuss the forest’s road system.

Officials will share information and receive input from the public on an ongoing analysis of the road system. The analysis is part of the Forest Service’s 2005 Travel Management Rule.

The analysis will help with future road management planning, Forest Supervisor Tom Quinn said in a news release.

Resource specialists have gathered data and developed maps, which will be shared at the open houses.

The Sierraville open house will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Sierraville District Ranger Station, 317 South Lincoln Street.

The Nevada City open house will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct 28 at the Tahoe National Forest Office, 631 Coyote Street.

“This is a valuable opportunity for … the public to interact with a variety of resource specialists to discuss both the positive and negative impacts of our road system,” Quinn said.

“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,” he said.

For more information on the forest’s travel analysis, visit www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe.