South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – The Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership will hold its inaugural stakeholder group meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the 89 Bar Conference Room in the North Lodge at Homewood Mountain Resort, 5145 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, Calif.
The goal of Lake Tahoe West, a new interagency initiative of the California Tahoe Conservancy, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, California State Parks, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, and National Forest Foundation, is to restore the resiliency of forests and watersheds on the West Shore of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
This first meeting of the Lake Tahoe West Stakeholder Group will focus on learning about each stakeholder’s backgrounds and interests, reviewing the initial findings from a stakeholder assessment, reviewing a draft charter and proposed project boundary, and reviewing the initiative’s overall timeline. Stakeholders represent a range of interests in the West Shore’s forests and watersheds, including air quality, biomass, business, tourism and resorts, conservation, cultural resources, fire protection, forest products and contracting, homeowners and private landowners, land management, public utilities, recreation, regulation, transportation and access, and water resources. Stakeholder Group meetings are open to the public throughout this multi-year effort.
RSVP by Nov. 24 is requested (but not required) to help us ensure we have sufficient seating and copies of materials. Please note that lunch is not provided.
For more information on Lake Tahoe West, including an initial boundary map, visit http://www.nationalforests.org/laketahoewest, or contact the program manager, Dorian Fougères, at (530) 902-8281 or email email@example.com.
About the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team
The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team 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.
For more information, visit www.tahoefft.org.