02.01 - Community Wildfire Protection Program

Description

The Community Wildfire Protection Program works in tandem with the Forest Restoration Program to protect the people and communities living amongst our forests. People living in fire-adapted communities are proactively mitigating the risks of damaging fires by creating defensible space around their homes and structures while partners assess and treat utility corridors and other high-risk areas. Additionally, much of the basin’s water infrastructure to fight a wildfire is severely lacking and needs to be upgraded. The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team is working with communities to prioritize and implement these projects within every local fire protection district in the Tahoe Basin. 

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Forest Action Plan

Published by the California Tahoe Conservancy. August 2019. The Lake Tahoe Basin Forest Action Plan contains three overarching strategies that support completing and maintaining all wildland-urban interface treatments, and implementing large-landscape restoration. 1. Scale up to match the scale of the solution to the scale of the threat. 2. Build capacity for all phases of the forest landscape management cycle. 3. Leverage technology for rapid, large-scale, more efficient implementation.

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Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention Strategy

A Multi-Jurisdictional Strategy was collaboratively developed in 2007 to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire and protect the social and ecological values in the Basin as well as comply with the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006. It combines existing fuel reduction plans and provided a framework to collaboratively treat hazardous fuels in priority areas on Federal, state, local, and private lands.

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