Fire Hazard Assessments

In recent years, a basin-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) has replaced the Wildfire Risk/Hazard Assessments presented below. You can find the complete CWPPs on the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team page, and scroll down to the “CWPPs, Reports and other files” tab. The information below is presented for historical purposes only.

California Fire Hazard Assessments for the Lake Tahoe Basin

In 2004, the “Community Wildfire Protection Plans for the California Portion of the Lake Tahoe Basin” was published. On a fire district basis, this report provided planning level information for the identification of fire hazards and proposed fuel mitigation projects to address those hazards.

Specifically, these community wildfire protection plans prepared for the Lake Tahoe Basin’s California fire districts will:

  • Ensure that local efforts respond to and collaborate with federal, state, and regional direction and efforts;
  • Identify wildfire fuel treatments;
  • Prioritize treatments; and,
  • Contribute to the conservation of the Lake Tahoe Basin’s human, natural, and economic assets.


Nevada Fire Hazard Assessments for the Lake Tahoe Basin
In 2004 and 2005, Nevada communities located in the Lake Tahoe Basin, along with other Nevada communities located in the wildland-urban interface were assessed in terms of their wildfire risk and hazard. The results of this analysis were presented on a by-county basis in report form. Specifically, the reports:

  • Showed the assessed wildfire hazards present in each community.
  • Identified firefighting resource needs (equipment and infrastructure).
  • Presented fuel hazard mapping for high and extreme fuel hazard communities.
  • Described proposed risk and hazard mitigation projects in enough detail to aid communities in applying for future implementation funds.

As an outcome of this project, each assessed community was rated extreme, high, moderate or low in terms of its fire hazard. To view the results, click on the appropriate county report link provided below.

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