tahoe national forest

Placer Water has concerns over Granite Chief Wilderness expansion drive

A Coloma-based group’s campaign to expand the Granite Chief Wilderness Area by more than 10,000 acres west of Lake Tahoe is raising Placer County Water Agency concerns. In a ...

American Fire’s burned trails near Foresthill to stay closed until May

 The U.S. Forest Service has assessed conditions on two popular trails in the American Fire burn footprint and is keeping stretches of the Western States Trail and OHV Trail L ...

New American River district chief’s leadership forged by fire

Victor Lyon has been selected as the district ranger for the American River Ranger District on the Tahoe National Forest. Lyon had been serving as the acting district ranger until ...

American Fire timber salvage effort trying to beat winter snows

Logging trucks are carrying American Fire-charred timber that’s still salvageable from the Foresthill-area burn site to the Sierra Pacific Industries mill in Lincoln. A spok ...

Foresthill area’s American River Fire rehab price tag $500,000

  The U.S. Forest Service is moving to protect American Fire lands before rain and snow moves in. The Forest Service has approved emergency safety and erosion-prevention mea ...

American Fire effort aims for containment Thursday

The American Fire in the Tahoe National Forest northeast of Foresthill is expected to be fully contained by Thursday. Favorable weather conditions, coupled with hard work by fire ...

Western States Trail, Gold Rush ghost towns in American Fire path

  A fire in steep, inhospitable terrain northeast of Foresthill grew overnight Monday and the U.S. Forest Service was digging in Tuesday for a long fight with a stubborn foe ...

New watershed fire-prevention fee for water customers in Placer County's future?

Could Placer County Water Agency users soon be paying an extra charge on their bills for clearing brush and protecting the upstream watershed against fire and erosion? It’s a qu ...