American Rivers will begin phase one of the Faith Valley Meadow Restoration Project in mid-August in partnership with the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The project is located in Alpine County near the intersection of State Routes 88 and 89 and adjacent to Blue Lakes Road. During this work, some popular scattered campgrounds along the Blue Lakes Road will be closed as they are used as staging areas for camp and equipment.
“The project is expected to run from mid-August through October,” said Brian Hansen, Carson Ranger District Recreation Officer. “Scattered camping is still permitted along the Blue Lakes Road corridor, except in areas marked as closed.”
For reasons of public safety, Hansen is reminding the public to avoid all work areas, look out for construction vehicles, and not remove or damage any signage currently in place.
“This is an extremely important project for the restoration of Faith Meadows,” added Hansen. “American Rivers’ work will reverse or stop the canal cutting, reconnect the river canal to the meadow floodplain, improve wildlife habitat and improve the recreational experience at this popular recreation area.”
Learn more about the Faith Valley Meadow Restoration Project at
. It is one of 18,000 grasslands in the Sierra Nevada covering 280,000 acres.
Also see the following document on why meadows matter.