South Lake Tahoe, Calif., –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will resume restoration work at Blackwood Canyon beginning Monday, July 9, 2012, and continuing through October 1, 2012. The project involves construction activities with heavy equipment and dump trucks that will affect public use of the area.
This final phase of the project will include river floodplain excavation and restoration. Work will take place near the OHV staging area and near the old shooting range. Vehicles, bicyclists and other users should use caution when using these areas and Barker Pass Road due to the presence of trucks and heavy machinery. Brief delays may occur and work trucks will be required to observe a 20 mile per hour speed limit. The Forest Service will post caution signs and station personnel along the road to maintain public safety.
Information on construction activities will be posted at the entrance to Blackwood Canyon and at the job site. The restoration at Blackwood Creek is funded through the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act as part of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program. For additional information, contact Sue Norman at (530) 543-2662 or Craig Oehrli at (530) 543-2600 or visit http://fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/