Fire-Fuels-Forest Restoration Activities and Accomplishments at Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Forest restoration and wildfire hazard reduction/prevention activities are ongoing activities carried out by several entities at Lake Tahoe. On the Nevada side of the Lake Tahoe Basin those entities include:

  • Nevada Division of Forestry,
  • Nevada Division of State Lands,
  • Nevada Division of State Parks,
  • USDA Forest Service – Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit,
  • North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District,
  • Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District,
  • Nevada Fire Safe Council (since dissolved) and the
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency  

Following passage of the White Pine County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2006, a 10-year Multi-jurisdictional Basin-wide plan was developed by the agencies listed above, along with several California Agencies, to direct fuel reduction planning and implementation. Since then, sustained annual accomplishments have been achieved in wildfire hazard reduction/prevention by responsible agencies. Accomplishments by these agencies and non-profits include coordinated planning for wildfire hazard reduction/prevention, fuel reduction on thousands of acres since 2007, coordinated public information campaigns, electronic tracking of progress, and modifying and streamlining the regulatory environment.

At the recommendation of the California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission following the 2007 Angora Fire, the Nevada Legislature passed AB-75 in 2009, and codified the bill in NRS 528.150. The report concerning fire prevention and forest health in Lake Tahoe Basin has been compiled by Nevada Division of Forestry since the passage of the bill. Below are the links to the original report produced in 2009, and all subsequent annual report updates.

2017 Report (available soon)

2016 Report

2015 Report

2014 Report

2011 Report

2010 Report

2009 Report


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