Saturday, April 11, 2009

U.S. Taxpayers pay $400,000 for 1.7 acres of land!!

April 7, 2009

USFS buys 1.7 acres at Tahoe for $400,000

The U.S. Forest Service has purchased five urban lots on the south end of Lake Tahoe for $400,000 as part of an effort to preserve open space and protect environmentally sensitive land.

The five privately owned parcels total 1.7 acres in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., along the Powerline Trail near Ski Run Boulevard south of U.S. Highway 50.

Deputy Supervisor Eli Ilano said Tuesday the Forest Service's Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has had its eye on the land since 1991. The lots were purchased as part of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act funded by the sale of surplus federal land in the Las Vegas area.

It's part of an effort to protect highly erodible soils on steep hills to reduce runoff into Lake Tahoe.

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