South Shore fire departments seek input on wildfire protection plan |

South Shore fire departments seek input on wildfire protection plan

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The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and Lake Valley Fire Protection District have joined in developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for South Lake Tahoe.

A CWPP enables a community to plan how it will reduce the risk of wildfire. The plan identifies strategic sites and methods for fuel reduction projects across the landscape and jurisdictional boundaries.

Input is sought to help develop of the CWPP. The survey is at

A CWPP is a vehicle for incorporating the Fire Adapted Community recommendations into community design and maintenance, and for taking communities to the next step in wildfire preparedness. CWPP planning assists communities in establishing priorities for protecting life, property and infrastructure. The plans can take a variety of forms, but at a minimum must:

Be developed collaboratively

Identify and prioritize areas and methods for hazardous fuel-reduction treatments

Recommend measures to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the community

More opportunities to learn about CWPP development will take place at:

9 a.m. May 20 at the City of SLT Council meeting at 1901 Airport Road.

From 5-7 p.m. May 22 CWPP public input meeting at 1901 Airport Road, in the South Lake Tahoe Airport Conference Room.

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