South Lake Tahoe, Calif. The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team is hosting a free workshop for local defensible space and tree removal contractors, to be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency offices, 128 Market Street, Stateline, NV 89449.

Contractors attending this workshop will be included on the 2016 Tree Removal and Defensible Space Contractor List provided to residents participating in defensible space grant programs, requesting tree removal permits, or receiving defensible space inspections.

Attendees will receive training on:

  • Tree removal and defensible space related regulations in the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Code of Ordinances.
  • Fire agency defensible space requirements and available grant programs.

People interested in attending the workshop should RSVP by May 20 at the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team website, People who cannot attend the workshop in person can still register and will be provided a link to attend online.

For more information, contact Bruce Barr, Forester, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, (775) 589-5294,

About the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team (TFFT) consists of representatives of Tahoe Basin fire agencies, CAL FIRE, Nevada Division of Forestry and related state agencies, University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, conservation districts from both states, the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. Our Mission is to protect lives, property and the environment within the Lake Tahoe Basin from wildfire by implementing prioritized fuels reduction projects and engaging the public in becoming a Fire Adapted Community.

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