5,000 dead or diseased trees removed
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows conducted an ecological forest thinning project that not only enhanced skiable terrain, but removed more than 5,000 dead or diseased trees from the Red Dog region of the lower mountain at Squaw Valley.
Thinning provides valuable benefit by effectively utilizing the available water for the most viable trees, and the removal of dead or diseased trees dramatically reduces the risk of fire. While this work is expensive for private landowners, our community will benefit from Squaw Alpine’s investment in fuels reduction and forest health and I commend the company for doing the right thing.”
-- Peter Bansen, former chief of Squaw Valley Fire Dept.