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Tahoe National Forest employees give back to community

Tahoe National Forest employees in Nevada City spent Wednesday morning pulling invasive plants on the popular Sugarloaf Mountain Trail.
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On Wednesday, Tahoe National Forest employees in Nevada City stepped away from their regular forest work to spend the morning pulling invasive plants on the popular Sugarloaf Mountain Trail.

A dozen forest employees hiked to Sugarloaf Mountain and pulled Scotch broom along the first half of the trail, starting at the entrance gate. Despite the hard work and warm temperatures, participants were excited to improve the trail experience, lessen the wildfire danger, and benefit local native plants.

“It’s great to get out here, get our hands dirty, and make a difference on this local trail,” said Joe Chavez, Tahoe National Forest Trails program manager. “We work and live here, so being able to do a project that benefits the community is very rewarding.”



The trail improvement project received help from the Nevada County Fire Safe Council, which provided weed wrenches, gloves and other supplies as part of their “Scotch Broom Challenge” initiative. Lunch was provided by the Coyote Street Employees’ Association.

For more Tahoe National Forest information, go to http://www.fs.usda.gov/tahoe or http://www.facebook.com/TahoeNF.


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