☷BLM to implement Tamarack Fire Salvage Project
Bureau of Land Management ( By Press Release office)
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CARSON CITY , Nev . — The Sierra Front Field Office has approved the implementation of the Tamarack Fire Salvage Project in accordance with Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations . The project will remove fire - killed trees that are near roads , trails , and camping areas within the Indian Creek Recreation Area , near Markleeville , CA . Intermittent traffic control could occur during tree falling operations near Airport Road and along the Curtz Lake trail from mid - July to mid - October . In July of 2021 , the Tamarack fire burned 9 , 959 acres of Bureau of Land Management managed lands , of which only 130 acres are proposed for harvest to meet restoration goals of removing overhead hazards from dead trees and to prepare the areas for planting of tree seedlings . “The goal of the Tamarack Fire Salvage Project is to remove fire - killed trees within striking distance to roads , trails , and camping areas in the Indian Creek Recreation Area before they become a public safety hazard , ” said Kim Dow , Sierra Front Field Manager . After the dead trees are removed from the harvest units , the BLM plans to plant a mixture of tree species on approximately 400 acres in the next two to five years . Removal of dead trees also allows reforestation personnel to safely operate within the planting units to maintain the survival and growth of planted trees . The reforestation project will focus on the goals of creating a healthy , ecologically diverse , and fire resilient fuel break along the main access road into the Indian Creek Campground . This forest management decision is effective today and the BLM will proceed with the timber sale contracting process and plans to competitively offer the salvage timber within the next 30 - 60 days from the date of this decision . For more details on the project , please go to https://go . usa . gov/xuUCpIf you have questions , please contact Paul Fuselier at pfuselier@blm . gov or 775 - 885 - 6177 The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states , including Alaska , on behalf of the American people . The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub - surface mineral estate throughout the nation . Our mission is to sustain the health , diversity , and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations .
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