Some dispersed camping sites along Blue Lakes Road to close during meadow restoration project | South Lake Tahoe


American Rivers, in partnership with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District, will start the first phase of the Faith Valley Meadow Restoration Project in mid-August. The project is in Alpine County near the junction of State Route 88 and 89 and adjacent to Blue Lakes Road. During this work, some popular dispersed camping sites along Blue Lakes Road will be closed as they will be used as staging areas for storage and equipment.

“The project is expected to go from mid-August through October,” explained Carson Ranger District Recreation Officer Brian Hansen. “Dispersed camping is still allowed along the Blue Lakes Road corridor, just not in the areas signed as closed.”

For public safety, Hansen reminds the public to avoid all work zones, keep an eye out for construction vehicles, and to not remove or vandalize currently posted signage.

“This is an extremely important project to the recovery of Faith Meadows,” added Hansen. “The work American Rivers is doing will reverse or halt channel incision, reconnect the stream channel with the meadow floodplain, enhance wildlife habitat, and improve recreation experiences in this popular recreation area.”

Learn more about the Faith Valley Meadow Restoration Project at

. It is one of 18,000 meadows in the Sierra Nevada that cover 280,000 acres.

Also, check out the following document on “Why Meadows are Important.”


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