The US Forest Service is beginning work on their forest restoration projects around Markleevillage and Turtle Rock Park. Equipment is moving into those areas this week to start the felling and yarding operations, bringing many of the burned trees to logging decks near the roadway. This will increase vehicular traffic on Hot Springs and Pleasant Valley roads associated with these projects, however there will be no hauling of logs and operations will be conducted during normal business hours. The US Forest Service has advised their contractors to drive slowly and carefully through the neighborhoods to minimize impacts to the residents. These projects are scheduled to be complete by October 15th. Please be patient and understanding while these projects are underway.
Wood from these projects will be made available to the public for firewood once the log decks are complete. USFS FUELWOOD PERMITS WILL BE REQUIRED and can be obtained from the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce in Markleeville or at the Carson Ranger District Office in Carson City. Any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Clint Celio, Alpine County Wildfire Projects Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or AnnaBelle Monti, US Forest Service Forester at Anna.Monti@usda.gov.