Forest Health

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Strategic Plan Objective:

Accelerate Threshold Attainment

Strategic Initiative Description:

This initiative includes two objectives consistent with the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention Strategy: first, completing fuels reduction treatments in the “wild land urban interface” (WUI) by 2020, and second, extending forest management actions into the “threat zone” and “general forest” to accomplish watershed-scale multi-benefit restoration through a collaborative, multi-agency process.

Strategic Initiative Desired Outcomes:

Reduced threat of fire in the wild land/urban interface and restore the forest beyond that into the “threat zone.”

Strategic Initiative General Process/Approach:

This initiative includes updating memoranda of understanding with Federal and state land management agencies and fire agencies, making appropriate changes to the TRPA Code of Ordinances, further streamlining permitting of fuel reduction/forest health projects, and obtaining funding for the implementation of projects. It requires working directly with and supporting the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, and will involve the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, the Multi-Agency Coordinating Group, Tahoe Interagency Executives (TIE) Steering Committee, Environmental Improvement Program Forest Management Working Group, and the TRPA Governing Board. All Code changes will go through the normal TRPA process including APC and RPIC recommendations and TRPA Governing Board approval.

Strategic Initiative Team:

Team Member Email Phone
Mike Vollmer (Team Lead) (775) 589-5268
Kimberly Caringer (775) 589-5263

Strategic Initiative Budget:

Year FY 2015/16 FY 2016/17 FY 2017/18 FY 2018/19 FY 2019/20
Total Budget $19,280 $19,280 $14,157 $14,157 $14,157

Strategic Initiative Schedule:
Fuels Schedule

Strategic Initiative Dashboard:

Major Milestones FY 15/16 FY 16/17 FY 17/18 FY 19/10
Draft US Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit MOU Completed
Draft US Forest Service-Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit MOU Adopted

Green: Schedule on or ahead of target, progress being made
Yellow: Schedule behind target, but progress is still being made
Red: Schedule behind target, needs urgent attention