TRPA continues to monitor the Caldor Fire and is working with fire and land management agencies to assist ongoing suppression repair and recovery work. We are incredibly grateful for the work of firefighters and public safety personnel who have put themselves at risk to save and protect our communities. While these brave women and men helped saved Lake Tahoe from catastrophe, the Caldor Fire has claimed more than 1,000 structures and displaced many members of the greater Tahoe community, some who work and attend school in the Tahoe Basin. We hope for a speedy recovery for all who have been affected by this historic fire.
As a partner of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, TRPA is helping inform Lake Tahoe residents how to prepare for the next wildfire. Go to Tahoe Living with Fire for resources on defensible space, tree removal, evacuation preparedness, and helping your neighborhood become a fire-adapted community.
The burn area is extremely dangerous and will be closed to the public for some time to come. It is critical that everyone stay out of closed areas as long as necessary to make the area safe from falling trees, flaring and eruptions of fire. Entering a closed area is an enforceable offense and puts firefighters and recovery personnel at risk while taking resources away from critical operations. Temporary forest closures are in effect outside the burn area as well and most campgrounds have closed for the season. Our friends at Tahoe Care Tahoe are keeping up-to-date information on closure orders and recreation trails for you. As a lead agency on the Lake Tahoe Sustainable Recreation and Tourism working group, we encourage visitors to always Know Before You Go and to take the Traveler’s Responsibility Pledge to help keep our communities safe and protect Lake Tahoe’s world-renowned environment.
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The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is a member of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team and actively supports defensible space and forest fuel reduction projects. The team works together to thin overstocked forests to reduce hazardous fuels and proactively manage forests to improve ecosystem resilience. Through the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program, more than 87,000 acres of forest in the basin have been treated to protect communities since 1997. These projects improve the vitality of the basin’s forests to withstand the increasing threats of drought and other extreme weather events.
For more information on the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team’s strategy, get to know the Lake Tahoe Forest Action Plan.