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Cal4Wheel Submits Comments to Support Tahoe Basin Wide Trails Analysis Project

| Rose Winn, Cal4Wheel Natural Resources Consultant | Access Issues

On October 28, 2023, Cal4Wheel submitted a letter of comment to support the Basin Wide Trails Analysis project for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service. The focus of this project is to modify trail designations for e-bike access. The prospect of changing trail designations for e-bike access raised alarm bells among many in the OHV community when the Draft EA was released. After reading through the full plan, however, there wasn't any evidence of negative impact on 4x4 OHV routes. The plan itself attempts positive solutions to prevent potential user conflicts by:

  • Changing trail designations for a selection of non-motorized routes to add e-bike usage
  • Creating new trails for e-bikes
  • Creating new single-track motorcycle routes that will include e-bikes as a designated use.

A comment of support for the plan was submitted to ensure that Cal4Wheel has a seat at the table during Objection Resolution, in case something of concern could later arise from sources of OHV opposition during that phase of planning.

Additionally, Cal4Wheel offered the ongoing support of club membership as volunteers to support the success of trail creation and trail maintenance needs.

Read the Comment letter: C4WDA - Basin Wide Trails Analysis

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