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Tahoe National Forest reopens

The Tahoe National Forest has reopened many recreational facilities typically open at this time of year and is reinstating timber and stewardship contracts that had been suspended during the federal government shutdown.

Resumption of timber and stewardship contracts will depend on factors such as weather, terrain conditions and the readiness of contractors to mobilize.

Those recreating and working in the forest are asked to take extra precautions to reduce human-caused wildfire risk, especially as strong north to northeast winds predicted through the end of November are likely to cause unusually dry conditions. Anyone making campfires or operating mechanical equipment such as chain saws or vehicles should remember that heat and sparks can easily ignite dry grasses and pine needles.

People interested in learning whether a specific site is open should contact a local Forest Service office. Contact information for those offices is below:

— Tahoe National Forest Headquarters, 631 Coyote St., Nevada City, 530-265-4531

— American River Ranger District, 22830 Foresthill Road, Foresthill, 530-367-2224

— Sierraville Ranger District, 317 S. Lincoln St., Sierraville, 530-994-3401

— Truckee Ranger District, 10811 Stockrest Springs Road, Truckee, 530-587-3558

— Yuba River Ranger District, 15924 Highway 49, Camptonville, 530-288-3231

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