Backcountry Access Policy, Public Input Sought by Lake Tahoe Forest Service

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 07, 2016 / comments

For many backcountry skiers and snowmobilers, the U.S. Forest Service’s current winter land use policy is an outdated one. It’s something the Forest Service may soon address.

“I think people are frustrated,” longtime South Shore resident and newly formed Tahoe Backcountry Alliance member Todd Offenbacher said in an interview earlier this winter. “Backcountry skiers have had it. They’ve seen more and more taken away. … It’s access to public land that in theory is inaccessible.”