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Fire plan open for public input

Gregory Crofton

Tree experts want to let you in on some secrets: there may be some spots near your home ready to fuel a wildfire.

In March, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Assemblyman Tim Leslie, R-Tahoe City, came to South Shore to make a point and make a request.

They reminded residents that the wildfire threat at Tahoe is real. They asked fire districts and the Tahoe Fire Safe Council to start working to reduce fire danger in communities around the Lake Tahoe Basin. And they have.

Now the experts hired to do the job want you to come out and take a look at what they’ve done. This week there will be community meetings at Meyers, Fallen Leaf, Meeks Bay and King’s Beach to discuss forest fuel reduction projects that could affect your neighborhood.

The Davey Resource Group did the work. In April, they began studying detailed images of the basin shot by a commercial satellite. By the end of May, employees of the Davey Resource Group were out surveying the land, verifying information collected via satellite.

Feinstein and Leslie asked that the work get done by early August. All the fire protection districts in the basin are on track to meet that deadline. The final version of each fire plan will be presented at public meetings on Aug. 2 and 3.

For more information, contact the administrator of the Tahoe Basin Fire Safe Council, Jennifer Arrowsmith, at (530) 543-1501 ext. 112.


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