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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

June 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 a new BJE Closure Area effective June 8, 2020 - August 20, 2020. The updated Big Jack East Project Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of Forest Road No. 06-006 and Forest Trail No. 16E05, then continues east along Forest Road No. 06-006 to its terminus, then continues due east 0.15 miles to its intersection with the Forest boundary, then continues south for 4 miles along the Forest boundary, then continues due west and then south 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

May 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 May 13, 2020 - June 30, 2020. The BJE Project Closure Area boundary begins at the intersection of Forest Road No. 06 and Forest Trail No. 16E14, then continues due east to its intersection with the Forest boundary, then continues east for .1 miles along the Forest boundary, then continues south for .35 miles along the Forest boundary, then continues due west to its intersection with Forest Road No. 06-006, then continues southwest along Forest Road No. 06-006 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.

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 Yuba 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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