The sound of buzzsaws broke the silence of the forest off Silver Fork Road as crews from the California Conservation Corp worked to create a fuel break off Highway 50 near Kyburz on Wednesday.
Cutting down small trees and brush, stacks of vegetation were scattered everywhere as two teams cleared one side of the road.
Part of a much larger plan called the Roadrunner Fuel Reduction Project, the goal is to eventually treat both sides of Highway 50 all the way from Pollock Pines to Twin Bridges. “That will take a couple of years to do,” said Will Harris, a battalion chief with the Forest Service. “But there is a plan and there is a vision.”