Comment sought on proposed trail reconstruction project

South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is usflogoasking for public input on a proposal to reconstruct the Kingsbury Stinger Trail near Kingsbury Grade.  The Stinger Trail runs approximately 2.75 miles from Genoa Peak Road (Forest Road 14N32) to Terrace View Drive on lower Kingsbury Grade and is open to all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and mountain bikes.  The trail is very steep in places, is prone to erosion, crosses private land for approximately 280 feet on the lower segment and no longer meets current Forest Service standards for safety and sustainability.

The proposed project would reroute excessively steep trail segments, install speed control features, improve sightlines along the full length of the trail, install Best Management Practices to prevent erosion and improve water quality and reroute the section of the trail that crosses private land.  The intersection with the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT) would be relocated to prevent motor vehicles from trespassing onto the TRT.

Project work could begin as early as summer 2015.  Trail construction will include volunteer events with the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA) and other interested volunteers.

Comments are most helpful if received by March 27, 2015.

 

The proposed action is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/KingsburyStinger.  For more information on the project and how to comment, contact Jacob Quinn at 530-543-2609 or emailjmquinn@fs.fed.us.