FOREST SERVICE UPDATE was given during the Sierra County Board of Supervisors’ meeting held in Downieville open to the public on Tuesday, July 6th. Sierraville District Ranger Quentin Youngblood said they had had some interesting weather with lightning and luckily some precipitation with it. He was thankful they only had one small lightning fire.
Youngblood stated they didn’t see the level of dispersed camping as they did last year during the 4th of July weekend.
Yuba District Ranger Lon Henderson reported they are currently in fire restrictions on the Tahoe. Only developed campgrounds can have an open flame in the fire pit. He was relieved the Yuba Ranger District was much quieter this year over the 4th of July weekend. Supervisor Sharon Dryden stated she didn’t hear or see one firework and was glad people are taking restrictions seriously. Henderson said they only had one firework incident on the entire Tahoe Forest and took care of it.