Implementation Projects – 2024

This page provides brief updates on project implementation progress and impacts to recreation and traffic.

Ladybug Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project

Updated: 6/10/24

  • Area Closure effective June 7, 2024, through January 31, 2025 for public safety. Closure Notice. Closure Map.
  • No camping, recreation, or other activities within the closure will be permitted.
  • Forest Service Road 72 will remain open for public use. All other roads and trails within the project area are closed. Please be cautious of log trucks and heavy equipment on FS Road 72.
  • Stampede Dam Road and Dog Valley Road remain open. Please be cautious of log trucks.

Five Creeks – Cabin Creek

Updated: 5/21/24

  • Forest Service roads and areas within the Cabin Creek project area will be closed beginning June 10, 2024 through the duration of the project.
  • Trail closures include Donkey Town Trail (previously known as Jackass) and El Burro Trail (previously known as A1).

Acreage: 1,951

Project Status: Implementation

Start Date: June 2024

End Date: Anticipated completion by 2026

Sensitive Revegetation Period: Unknown

Partners: Tahoe National Forest, National Forest Foundation

Funders: California Wildlife Conservation Board

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The Cabin Creek Project is the first of three projects covered under the Five Creeks Environmental Assessment. The project is located directly south of the town of Truckee, west of Highway 89 South. This project area contains critical infrastructure including private residences, the Eastern Regional Landfill, and significant recreation. Highway 89 South is a key transportation corridor between Lake Tahoe and Interstate 80. To enhance public safety, reduce potential wildfire severity, and restore forest health in this area, the project will complete forest restoration, fuels reduction, and habitat enhancement.