Hwy 4 Ebbetts & Hwy 108 Sonora Passes Reopen Ahead of Thanksgiving Travel

Hwy 4 Ebbetts & Hwy 108 Sonora Passes Reopen Ahead of Thanksgiving Travel

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) opened State Route 108/Sonora Pass at 1:00 p.m. and Route 4/Ebbetts Pass at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021, after a storm closure. Last week, District 10 opened Route 89/Monitor Pass. Crews removed snow, ice, fallen trees and debris from a recent winter storm in the Sierra […]

Cal OES Reminds 2021 Wildfire Survivors to Sign Up for Free Debris Removal Program

Cal OES Reminds 2021 Wildfire Survivors to Sign Up for Free Debris Removal Program

Sacramento, CA…As 2021 California wildfire survivors begin the process of recovering, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is reminding property owners to sign up for the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program (Program). So far, debris removal work is happening on the ground with 1,308 properties in nine counties are participating in the full program […]

Tahoe Conservancy to Expand Work to Restore Forest Resilience and Reduce Wildfire Risk

Tahoe Conservancy to Expand Work to Restore Forest Resilience and Reduce Wildfire Risk

South Lake Tahoe, CA…At its meeting on November 8th, the California Tahoe Conservancy Board adopted new forestry guidelines that will help increase the pace and scale of the Conservancy’s work to reduce wildfire risk to Tahoe communities and improve forest resilience. The Board also authorized a program budget of up to $50 million for the […]

AAA Predicts Thanksgiving Travel to Rebound to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

AAA Predicts Thanksgiving Travel to Rebound to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

Walnut Creek, CA…Pack your patience! Airports and roads may be jam-packed this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. As restrictions continue to lift and consumer confidence builds, AAA urges travelers to be proactive when making their travel plans this holiday season. 2021 Thanksgiving Holiday […]

Proper Ash Disposal Information from The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

Proper Ash Disposal Information from The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV….As the temperature drops outside and we think about using our fireplaces and heating stoves, it is important to remember a few safety tips and precautions. Heating equipment and improper ash disposal are leading causes of home and wildland fires during the fall and winter months. Stay warm and safe this season by […]

Starting Today Fully Vaccinated Travelers Permitted to Enter U.S. via Land and Ferry Border Crossings

Starting Today Fully Vaccinated Travelers Permitted to Enter U.S. via Land and Ferry Border Crossings

Washington, DC…Starting today, foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation will be permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry (POEs) and ferry terminals for non-essential reasons such as tourism.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reminds these travelers to be prepared to (1) provide proof […]

Annual Prescribed Fire Operations to Begin Soon on the Eldorado National Forest

Annual Prescribed Fire Operations to Begin Soon on the Eldorado National Forest

Placerville, CA…With the change in weather the Eldorado National Forest will switch its focus from wildfires to prescribed burning as weather conditions and resources allow. Beginning in November, fire managers will continue with the annual prescribed burn program. “Prescribed fire is a valuable tool for achieving our goals of community protection, ecosystem health, and a […]

Monitor Pass on State Route 89 Reopens

Monitor Pass on State Route 89 Reopens

Markleeville, CA…The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) reopened State Route 89/Monitor Pass at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The roadway had been closed due to a series of storms. Route-4/Ebbetts Pass and Route-108/Sonora Pass remain closed until further notice. Caltrans will provide updates on social media. For the latest road conditions, visit […]

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Declares Tamarack Fire 100 Percent Contained and Controlled

Carson City, NV., Oct. 26, 2021 – The Tamarack Fire on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District near Markleeville, California, has been declared 100 percent contained and controlled. The fire reached this milestone after steady precipitation over the weekend provided much needed moisture to the fire area. The fire was reported on July 4, […]

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