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U.S. Forest Service officials hosted a community meeting in Placerville Wednesday night to discuss King Fire restoration options in the El Dorado National Forest.

The King Fire ravaged about 63,000 acres of the El Dorado National Forest last September and October.  Some people say the Forest Service should largely leave the burned area alone to recover naturally.  Others wish to see logging and reforestation.

“Our stance is to try to find a balance,” El Dorado County Forest Supervisor Laurence Crabtree said.

After considering several options, Crabtree will make a final decision on a restoration plan this summer.

More information about the King Fire Restoration Project can be found here.