New sawmill to start processing Caldor Fire salvage logs from Sierra-at-Tahoe

Staff Reporter, Tahoe Daily Tribune
August 17, 2022

A new sawmill to be constructed near Carson City is expected to produce about 50 million feet of lumber per year and the first purchase was from salvage and cleanup efforts at Sierra-at-Tahoe, officials announced on Tuesday.

Tahoe Forest Products in a partnership with Washoe Development Corporation, an affiliate of Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California has leased 40 acres of Washoe-owned land near Carson City, behind Carson Valley Plaza, to build the first significant sawmill in the region in decades, said a news release.