tahoe national forest

Placer County's Tahoe National Forest ‘Big Trees’ giant sequoia grove gets some TLC

Placer County’s Big Trees Grove and surrounding forest of old growth giants are getting some tender loving care to keep them growing strong for a thousand more years or longe ...

Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

Saturday is targeted for 100 percent King Fire containment

With firefighters gaining the upper hand on the King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties, containment could come as early as Saturday. The Interagency Incident Management Team c ...

American Fire site targeted for tree planting, salvage harvesting, hazard tree reduction

The American Fire’s 27,000-acre burn footprint east of Foresthill is targeted for major restoration by the U.S. Forest Service. Under a plan approved by Tahoe National Fores ...

Drought raises bark-beetle infestation concerns in Placer County pines

It’s tiny. Picture an insect the size of a grain of rice. But the bark beetle is a deadly enemy for pine trees in Placer County already under stress because of lack of water ...

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 ...