Tree removal and defensible space contractors’ workshops scheduled |

Tree removal and defensible space contractors’ workshops scheduled

Tia Rancourt
Special to the Tribune

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team is hosting two workshops for local defensible space and tree removal contractors, to be held on the following dates:

North Shore: April 23 – 8:30-11 a.m., North Tahoe FPD Station 51, 222 Fairway Drve, Tahoe City.

South Shore: April 30 – 8:30 – 11 a.m., Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 128 Market St., Stateline.

Contractors attending either training will be included on the 2015 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 (TRPA) Code of Ordinances. Fire agency defensible space requirements and available grant programs. TRPA’s online Tree Removal Permit Application tool.

Parties interested in attending the workshop should RSVP by April 17 by emailing

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, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the USDA 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 educating the public on becoming a Fire Adapted Community. For more information, visit

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