Much More Work to Be Done to Reduce Wildfire Threat at Lake Tahoe

By John Singlaub

Column Much More Work to Be Done to Reduce Wildfire Threat at Lake Tahoe

Over the past six months, Lake Tahoe fire officials and government agency policy-makers have made significant progress toward clearing the way for a Lake Tahoe that will be less susceptible to catastrophic wildfire. The Angora Wildfire last summer was the worst kind of wake-up call. It told us that our past efforts to reduce forest fuels and encourage property owners to create defensible space around their homes were not good enough to prevent a disaster. To reduce the chances that it might happen again, we all had to work harder at it and that meant business as usual would not do.

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