Salvaged Logs From the Caldor Wildfire Arriving in Douglas County, NV, for Processing

The Caldor Wildfire burned 346 square miles between August 14th and October 21st, 2021. The fire prompted mandatory evacuation of South Lake Tahoe and Stateline—the first time Nevadans have been required to evacuate due to a fire in Douglas County, NV, history.

Nine months later, salvaged logs from the Caldor Fire have begun arriving in Douglas County, and they will soon be processed into finish lumber at a sawmill in northern Douglas County.

Located on Washoe Tribe land just west of Vista Grande, 37.5 acres are being cleared for the wood that was salvaged from Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort. Of that land, 25-30 acres will be used to store logs while 10 acres will be developed for the mill, located on the northern and eastern part of the property next to the shopping center.

As evidenced on Wednesday (8-3-22), the log decks will be 25 feet tall while the tallest building is expected to be 40 feet, according to Tahoe Forest Products. Permits for the mill are being processed through the Washoe Tribe, according to the company. Officials said that the site was selected to avoid environmentally sensitive areas on the Tribe’s Clear Creek land.

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