TRPA’s permitting operations are still in effect virtually but there may be some delays as communities continue to repopulate.
TRPA has been monitoring the Caldor Fire and working with fire and land management agencies to assist in any way possible. 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. For all who have been affected by this historic fire, our thoughts are with you.
As a partner of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, TRPA is helping inform Lake Tahoe residents how to recover from wildfire and return to homes and businesses after a fire. Go to Tahoe Living with Fire for this information and resources to help become a fire-adapted community.
Additional Caldor Fire information: https://linktr.ee/IMT6
A live CAL FIRE AEU community meeting is cast daily at 5 p.m. at www.facebook.com/CALFIREAEU.
National forests and most recreation areas in the Tahoe Region are closed do to fire danger. We are joining our recreation and tourism partners in discouraging travel to the Lake Tahoe Region until conditions improve. We encourage visitors to always Know Before You Go and to take the Traveler’s Responsibility Pledge to help keep Lake Tahoe communities safe and protect Lake Tahoe’s world-renowned environment.
Caldor Fire Information
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Caldor Fire Media Contact
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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.