Tahoe Fires and Fuel Team: A Collaborative Effort
The TFFT was formed in 2008 to reduce fuels in the wildland urban interface and prepare communities for wildfire. The partnership involves 21 federal, tribal, state, and local conservation, land management, and fire agencies. The TFFT released the original Lake Tahoe Basin Forest Action Plan in August 2019. You can read the full Plan, and learn more about TFFT in the Partner Library
Tahoe RCD collaborates with local fire districts, public land management agencies, and community members as part of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team.
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 (Tahoe RCD) is one of nearly 3000 Conservation Districts across the country helping people protect land, water, forest, wildlife, and related natural resources. The California State Legislature formed Tahoe RCD in 1974 under Division 9 of the California Public Resources Code. Tahoe RCD is a non-regulatory, grant-funded, local agency that works in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
Tahoe RCD, along with our many partners, obtains grant funding and private donations to support all aspects of conservation issues which include, but are not limited to water quality, wildlife habitat, fire defensible space, sustainable recreation, water conservation and community enhancement. Current programs at Tahoe RCD focus on community fire mitigation, storm water management, aquatic invasive species control and prevention, land management, forestry, and conservation landscaping initiatives.
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.