The latest round of funding through the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act includes more than $3 million for projects to help reduce wildfire risk in Lake Tahoe communities.
- U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit: $1.094 million to reduce hazardous fuels on 2,300 acres between Crystal Bay and Incline Village, south to Spooner Summit and Zephyr Cove, and another $470,000 to prepare a plan to remove hazardous fuels from urban lots it manages.
- Lake Valley Fire Protection District: $290,490 to reduce hazardous fuels on 93 acres in its service area.
- Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District: $308,760 to reduce hazardous fuels on up to 100 acres around Kingsbury Grade communities so firefighters can more safely protect life, property, and the environment in the event of a wildland fire.
- Nevada: $120,500 to reduce hazardous fuels on approximately 70 acres of urban lots and open space in communities on the East Shore.
- California State Parks: $261,940 to reduce hazardous fuels on 107 acres and restore and improve forest and watershed resources at D.L. Bliss State Park.
- North Tahoe and Meeks Bay fire protection districts: $450,000 to reduce hazardous fuels on up to 514 acres of private and local government-owned land in Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, and Meeks Bay. The two fire protection districts will also host educational workshops with local students and community members about the importance of fuel reduction projects and creating fire adapted communities.
- North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District: $200,000 to reduce hazardous fuels on up to 544 acres of local government owned land in Incline Village. The fire protection district will also host educational workshops for community members to learn more about the importance of fuel reduction projects and creating fire adapted communities.