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Wildfire Awareness Poster

Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month may be over, but you still need to take steps to prepare your home for wildfire. Contact your local fire station with any questions or concerns.  View the Fire District Map  for station locations and contact information. Or get started now in preparing your home to survive wildfire. View or download “Fire Adapted Communities – The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness“. 

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One Less Spark Means One Less Wildfire

Submitted by Brice Bennett, CalFire:  With the passing of the 4th of July we find ourselves right in the middle of summer here in the Tahoe Basin. Locals and visitors alike recreating in many different ways, from camping to mountain … Continue reading

Illegal Campfires are Major Cause of Wildfire in Lake Tahoe Basin

Olivia Rahman, U. S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit provides this important information about illegal campfires and fire restrictions:  The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and other fire protection agencies need your help this wildfire … Continue reading

Defensible Space

Another informative article from Chris Anthony, CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit and the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team about defensible space in the Lake Tahoe Basin: Fire agencies have begun Defensible Space Inspections in communities and neighborhoods throughout the Lake Tahoe … Continue reading

Thinning Lake Tahoe’s Forests for Insect and Wildfire Resilience

An interesting article contributed by Susie Kocher, University of California Cooperative Extension as part of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team: Lake Tahoe’s forests are beloved by many for their beauty. Yet they are vulnerable. Tahoe forests, like those throughout … Continue reading

Lake Tahoe Wildfire Awareness Month

With record drought conditions in the West, preparing your home for wildfire is more important than ever.  June has been designated “Wildfire Awareness Month” in the Lake Tahoe Basin.  This year’s theme is “Improve Your Odds. Prepare for Wildfire”, with … Continue reading