Frank Mosbacher

Forest dirt roads closed Jan. 1

Eldorado National Forest native surface roads (referred to as dirt roads) will be seasonally closed to the public on Jan. 1, said Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. They will remain closed until at least April 1. Roads subject to the seasonal closure are identified on a free-of-charge map that is available at all Eldorado National Forest […]

Forest Service prescribed burning making progress

Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and hopefully it’s not a wildfire. Beginning in early November, there was smoke in the air from prescribed fires, some were in the Eldorado National Forest. The Forest Service was able to complete prescribed burning on more than 1,400 acres of Eldorado National Forest lands. More prescribed burning is anticipated […]

Marijuana growing areas dangerous even after site is abandoned

Placerville — More than 3,000 pounds of trash, chemicals, plastic sheeting, plastic waterlines and other debris were removed from an illegal marijuana garden in the Eldorado National Forest last September by Forest Service personnel. The clean-up is part of the Forest Service’s ongoing efforts to protect people and natural resources from the adverse effects of […]

Blacksmith Road closed near Ralston Powerhouse till Dec. 13

A quarter mile section of the Blacksmith Flat Road in the Eldorado National Forest, near the Ralston Powerhouse, will be closed from Nov. 4 to approximately Dec. 13. Work crews will be removing and stabilizing rocks above the road. This route is located within the Georgetown Ranger District and is also known as Forest Route […]

Prescribed burning to resume in Eldorado National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service is planning to resume prescribed burning in the Eldorado National Forest as soon as air quality and vegetation conditions are right, possibly next week. Residents of Pollock Pines and travelers along Highway 50 will see smoke rising from a 250-acre prescribed burn planned on Peavine Ridge about a mile north of […]

Eldorado National Forest fire restrictions removed

Fire restrictions in the Eldorado National Forest were removed on Wednesday, Sept. 25, as a result of recent rains and future weather forecasts, announced Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree. Wetter conditions returned to the Eldorado National Forest just in time for deer hunting season to begin on Saturday. Crabtree reminds forest visitors that they still have […]

Crabtree new Eldorado supervisor

Laurence Crabtree was selected to be the forest supervisor of the Eldorado National Forest following the retirement of Kathy Hardy on June 14. He will report to his new position on July 29. Jayne Handley is the interim acting forest supervisor. Crabtree is currently the deputy forest supervisor of the Plumas National Forest. His earlier […]

Court closes 42 OHV routes

By Frank Mosbacher U.S. Forest Service Forty-two off-highway-vehicle routes that cross meadows in the Eldorado National Forest may be closed to motor vehicle travel this recreation season while the Forest Service completes an environmental analysis, announced Eldorado National Forest Supervisor Kathy Hardy. The potential travel prohibitions are the result of a February court order by […]

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