National Forest Foundation

The Big Jack East Project

Project Updates

Big Jack East Project

The Big Jack East project is located in Placer County, California and south of the Town of Truckee. Big Jack East is a collaborative project between the United States Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation that has been designed to treat approximately 2,000 acres on National Forest System lands. Action is needed:

  1. Reduce fuel loadings and the risk of wildfire in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) immediately south of Truckee.
  2. Create conditions that would improve forest resiliency to fire, insects, disease, drought and climate change.
Hand thinning crew in the Tahoe National Forest. Source: United States Forest Service.

Project Updates

August 2020

In an effort to facilitate safe and efficient operations in the BJE Project area, Forest Supervisor Eli Ilano has signed a Forest Order closing the BJE Closure Area effective August 24, 2020 - October 15, 2020. The BJE Project Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of Forest Road No. 06 and Forest Trail No. 16E14, then continues east to its intersection with the Forest boundary, then continues south, east, south and east along the Forest boundary, then continues south for 2.53 miles along the Forest boundary, then continues due west for 1 mile and then south .13 miles along the Forest boundary to its intersection with Forest Road No. 06, then continues north along Forest Road No. 06 back to the starting point, as shown on this map: Big Jack East Closure Map.

For past project updates, click here.

Learn More

Visit our interactive project map to learn more about the Big Jack East Project. See maps, videos, and pictures of where forest resiliency treatments will occur and what type of equipment will be used to implement the project.

The purpose of this interactive map is to provide a background on the Big Jack East project and the forest resiliency treatments that will occur in 2019 and 2020. We encourage you to navigate through this interactive map and learn more about the forest resiliency and fuel reduction work being done to protect your community from wildfire and promote long-term forest health.

Prescribed fire treatment in the Tahoe National Forest. Source: United States Forest Service.

Project Partners and Funding

The work being done by the National Forest Foundation on the Big Jack East project would not be possible without our partners. NFF would like to recognize:

Funding for this project is provided by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program.

Project Communications

In addition to the interactive project map, NFF is partnering with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) to create a video about the Big Jack East Project. Thanks to funding from TTCF, this video will capture on the ground forest treatment shots, interviews with key project contacts, and drone footage of the project site. The video will be loaded to this website once completed, so stay tuned!

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