We are a group of dedicated professionals committed to protecting life, property and the environment at Lake Tahoe through proper management of the forests to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire, to protect communities, and safeguard the exceptional natural resources of Lake Tahoe. In addition to the Tahoe Basin fire agencies, here are some of the core agencies that are part of the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team:
Nevada Fire Safe Council (NVFSC): The Nevada Fire Safe Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help Nevada's high fire hazard communities get organized and acquire funds for community-level wildfire threat reduction projects. The Nevada Fire Safe Council serves 124 communities throughout the State of Nevada and all of the Lake Tahoe Basin, including portions of El Dorado County and Placer County, California. For more information about the NVFSC, visit their website at www.nvfsc.org.
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency: TRPA cooperatively leads the effort to preserve, restore and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe region now and in the future. Visit their website at www.trpa.org.
U.S. Forest Service: The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit manages 75% of the land in the Lake Tahoe Basin with the mission of protecting the watersheds surrounding the Lake. As the premier wildland firefighting agency, the Forest Service is hard at work to reduce hazardous forest fuels build-up on its lands and minimize the risk of catastrophic wildfire. By doing your defensible space, you become a partner with the Forest Service and local fire agencies and help protect your house, your neighborhood and the health of our forest and Lake. Visit www.fs.usda.gov/ltbmu
for more information.
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) (Living With Fire): UNCE is a federal, state and county partnership that develops educational programs in response to Nevada's important issues. They are responsible for managing the Living With Fire program. For information about other Cooperative Extension programs, visit their website at www.unce.unr.edu. For more information about Living With Fire, contact your Cooperative Extension area representative or Sonya Sistare, 775-856-8403 or email@example.com.
For information on University of California Cooperative Extension, please contact Susie Kocher
Natural Resources Advisor, RPF #2874
University of California Cooperative Extension - El Dorado County
1061 3rd Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.ceeldorado.ucdavis.edu
For more information about the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team and additional agencies involved, visit their website at www.tahoefft.org.