Myanmar delegation visits forest thinning projects in Lake Tahoe

[South Tahoe Now]

Seven delegates from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar stopped by Lake Tahoe last week to learn about the Forest Service’s role in natural resource management in the Tahoe Basin.

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management (LTBMU) hosted the group and took them on a field trip to see recent forest thinning operations near Pope Beach and Emerald Bay.

While out there, LTBMU Fuels Battalion Chief Kyle Jacobson and Timber Management Officer Robert Guebard showed taught them about forest health and the benefits that forest thinning projects provide to the forest and surrounding communities and the importance of removing excess vegetation that can feed wildland ...