Lake Tahoe EIP

Forestry - Sunset Aspen Restoration

Project Number
Action Priority
Restore Native Forest Communities
California Tahoe Conservancy
Primary Contact
Jason Vasques (
2013 - 2019
Forest Restoration Program Restore Native Forest Communities
The Sunset Aspen Restoration forestry project involved cutting trees that were marked under the guidance of a Registered Professional Forester (RPF) for forest health and fuel reduction efforts. The project was implemented by hand crews cutting designated trees and brush. The project was split into two phases: the first being the cutting of designated trees and brush and the second being the burning of the piles. The project is located in the South Shore of Lake Tahoe and was 32 acres in size.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acres of Forest Fuels Reduction Treatment: 64 acres
  • Acres of SEZ Restored or Enhanced: 32 acres

Threshold Categories

  • Vegetation Preservation
Aspen stand and meadow with conifer encroachment
(Timing: Before) (~1,279 KB)
Credit: CTC Aspen stand and meadow with conifer encroachment