Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update
The Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is being updated to reflect the needs of local communities around the basin. Funded by the California Tahoe Conservancy (CTC), the update is a collaborative effort between federal, state, and local agencies, along with community stakeholders, to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in our area. The last update for the Tahoe Basin’s CWPP was nearly 7 years ago and a lot has changed on the landscape in those seven years including the completion of many fuels reduction projects, substantial development of Fire Adapted Communities, and the impacts of the Caldor Fire in South Lake Tahoe.
The purpose of the CWPP update is to ensure that the plan remains current and reflects the changing conditions and needs of our community. It will incorporate the latest technology and best practices for wildfire management and prevention, as well as the input and feedback of community members. CWPPs are essential as they help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and increase the resilience of communities.
Communities around the Basin are encouraged to get involved in the CWPP process. You can begin by:
- Complete the Lake Tahoe Basin Survey below (CLOSED: Deadline was August 31st, If you still would like to give input, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Attend your region’s Public Stakeholder Meeting/Workshop.
- Give your input on the Lake Tahoe Basin CWPP Draft during the 30-day public comment period (later this year).
Public Stakeholder Meetings
North Tahoe Residents:
Public Stakeholder Meeting: TBD October 2023
South Shore Residents:
This webinar took place on July 12th, 2023.
The South Shore Stakeholder Webinar for the Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Wednesday, July 12th, 2023. This meeting presents a valuable opportunity for stakeholders to actively contribute their input, questions, and concerns regarding the CWPP. The plan is a crucial document that outlines our community’s strategy for mitigating wildfire risks and strengthening our preparedness and response efforts. During the webinar, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District will provide an overview of the CWPP, including its objectives and strategies and address any questions or concerns you may have. Also, you will have the chance to ask CWPP related questions to local fire agency representatives from South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue, Lake Valley Fire Protection District, and Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District along with Cal Fire Amador – Eldorado Unit and US Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.
North Lake Tahoe Residents
This meeting took place on June 1st, 2023.
In step with the Lake Tahoe Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention Strategy, the Lake Tahoe Multi-Agency Coordinating Group and Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team are in the process of updating the 2015 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). This basin-wide guiding document serves as the operating strategy and platform for fuels reduction and mitigation work in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
As one of the Tahoe Basin communities, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District along with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, is hosting a public stakeholder meeting on June 1st to gather community input to contribute to the development of the 2023 CWPP. The meeting will be held in NLTFPD training room at 863 Tanager Street, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please join us to learn more and give your input.
863 Tanager Street, Incline Village OR Bit.ly/3nNAcwc (Meeting Code: 289 813 719 305 / Passcode: nEJW8u)
North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District along with the Tahoe Resource Conservation District hosted a public meeting on June 1st to gather community input for the Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update.
Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan Survey:
The survey CLOSED on August 31st, 2023.
Tahoe Residents: We need your input! Take the Lake Tahoe Basin Community Wildfire Protection Plan survey to help identify wildfire risks as we update the Basin’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
We encourage all community members to get involved in the planning process through the basin-wide survey. This survey is an opportunity for fire districts to hear from residents about concerns and priorities related to wildfire risk in our community. Community input will help guide the development of the updated CWPP and ensure that it reflects the needs and values of our community. Public engagement is crucial to the success of the CWPP update, and we look forward to working with the community to create a safer and more resilient Lake Tahoe Basin.