This page includes a wide array of publications and links to other useful resources to help you get prepared for wildfire. Most of the publications were prepared by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty and have been peer reviewed to ensure relevance and accuracy. Please note that we are working to make all of our website content and publications accessible, but until we do, please contact Jamie Roice-Gomes, [email protected] or 775-336-0261, for assistance. We will work to respond to each request in as timely a manner as possible.
“BMPs are measures taken to minimize soil erosion and capture polluted water before it enters Lake Tahoe. This helps improve water quality and reduce the decline of Lake Tahoe’s clarity. By implementing BMPs integrated with Fire Defensible Space (FDS) practices, property owners can help reduce the loss of Lake Tahoe’s clarity and protect against the threat of catastrophic wildfire.” -tahoebmp.org
Emergency notification systems are used by county emergency managers to send a prepared message via text, email or telephone to people in the affected area. However, you may not receive the message if the electricity fails, if you are not at home when an emergency occurs, or if you have not registered with your county’s emergency notification system. Most systems will allow you to enter multiple forms of contact information, such as unlisted home number, cell phone, work phone and email address. To register, follow the links below for your County: