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.

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 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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