Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team (TFFT) was formed in 2008 to implement the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention Strategy. Members 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, thereby protecting communities, while safeguarding the exceptional natural resources of Lake Tahoe. The TFFT is overseen by a Multi-Agency Coordinating Group which includes the seven Lake Tahoe Basin fire chiefs and nine local agency executives. Visit the Partner Library to access TFFT plans and documents.
University of Nevada Reno, Extension (Extension)
The mission of the Living with Fire (LWF) Program is to provide recommendations to residents on preparing for wildfire and reducing wildfire threat to homes and communities. Since its inception in 1997, LWF has created materials for residents that have been shared and applied to fire-prone regions throughout the country. LWF provides resources to homeowners, educators, community groups and firefighting professionals to improve defensible space, ensure homes have proper building materials, manage native and non-native vegetation and prepare for evacuation. Through community outreach events, peer-reviewed publications, social media and television and radio interviews, the LWF team brings the most up-to-date information on wildfire preparedness to Nevada residents and others across the country. LWF is a collaborative effort among federal, state, local firefighting agencies, and resource management agencies. Today, Living With Fire in the Lake Tahoe Basin is a collaborative effort involving and supported by many organizations including the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team. LWF is managed by University of Nevada Reno, Extension, an EEO/AA institution.
Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD)
The Tahoe Resource Conservation District’s mission is to promote the conservation, stewardship, and knowledge of the Lake Tahoe Region’s natural resources by providing leadership and innovative environmental services to all stakeholders. Tahoe RCD is a division of local government that is non-regulatory, designed to implement local conservation measures. We strive to protect our natural resources including soil and water, wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, control and prevention of invasive species, watershed restoration, wildfire prevention, and environmental education. As a member of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, Tahoe RCD works with the Living With Fire program, local fire districts, public land management agencies, and communities to coordinate, provide resources, and facilitate the Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities.