To the community,
I would suggest a volunteer docent program be implemented at the Taylor Creek area — Rainbow Trail during the fall season when the kokanee salmon spawn there and create a bear buffet.
Visitors are blown away by the beauty and the idea of seeing our bears; they are just naive to bear safety. The visitor center could interact with various agencies in Tahoe (Bear League, WildLife Care, Lake Tahoe Alliance, others or even just the visitor center-Forest Service) and offer a free training to volunteers for a docent commitment at Taylor Creek during this time of year.
It would be very sad to close Taylor Creek down during this amazing time. The area is educational and beautiful. There is a solution to this problem. The Forest Service needs to get creative here, and solve the problem with docents.
Judi Allen, South Lake Tahoe