The Angora Fire started June 24, 2007 West of South Lake Tahoe and burned 3,100 acres destroying 254 residences and 75 commercial & other structures, 35 additional residences were damaged.

The Forest Service has contracted with Aero Tech, Inc and Selby’s Soil Erosion Control Co., Inc. to hydromulch 636 acres in four different areas damaged by the Angora Fire. When the hydromulch hardens it will bind to the hillsides trapping moisture and creating an environment where new vegetation can take root and stabilize the soil.

This is the first time Aerial Hydromulching has been utilized in this area of the country.

This site will be updated daily showing the progress of the operation. Check this site frequently for updated maps, photographs and additional information on this exciting project.


The treatment areas are located approximately 10 air miles northwest of the Meyers, California, airport located at 385224" Latitude North , 120215"Longitude West.

  1. Aerial Hydromulching Unit #1 is located at the northern end of the fire close to South Lake Tahoe High School, which has a specific exclusion area identified.
     
  2. Aerial Hydromulching Unit #2 is located east of Angora Ridge road, which follows along the ridgeline.
     
  3. Aerial Hydromulching Unit #3 is located in the southern end of the fire close to Angora Lakes, which has a specific exclusion area identified.
     
  4. Aerial Hydromulching Unit #4 is located at the most southern end close to Highway 50.

Selbys Soil Erosion
Control Co., Inc

Ph: (530) 887-9894
 
Aero Tech, Inc.
PH: 505-763-4300
 
Angora Wildfire Burned Area
Emergency Response (BAER)

 
USDA Forest Service, Lake
Tahoe Basin Management Unit

Selby's Soil Erosion Control,
Inc and Aero Tech, Inc
 
Site Office
Civil Air Patrol Building
1901 Airport Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
 
PO Box 100871
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Click here for Map of Area and Photo's of Project

Click here for video footage of a drop from the pilots view!
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© 2007 Selby's Soil Erosion Control, Inc.   •   © 2007 Aero Tech, Inc.