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The El Dorado County Firesafe Council provides education and training to help local communities prevent wildfires and protect their homes, communities, and natural environment.

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Grand Jury Critiques Wildfire Resilience Efforts

The El Dorado County Grand Jury examined the county’s wildfire resiliency, specifically weighing in on County Ordinance 5101—the vegetation management ordinance. The Grand Jury found the Vegetation Management Office “lacked expertise and adequate resources to meet the objectives of the ordinance.”

(Aug. 5, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Association Helps Landowners Use Fire to Prevent Fire

The El Dorado/Amador Prescribed Burn Association, formed in August 2021, has received funding for a part-time coordinator. The group helps private landowners in El Dorado and Amador counties conduct prescribed burns on their properties.

(July 29, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report

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Image caption: An aerial view of the Middle River in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.
Report: Salmon at Risk From Massive Delta Tunnel Project

The tunnel project, which would cost billions and take decades, aims to help shore up water supplies in much of California. The new environmental impact report outlines the impacts.

Image caption: Many of Robert Kerbeck’s neighbors in Malibu Park lost their homes in the 2018 Woolsey Fire, which left behind lots where only chimneys still stood.
Give Your Home a Fighting Chance

California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.

Image caption: Artist's rendering of the Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will be the largest in the world.
The Bridge to Coexistence

The Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing, which will help pumas in the Santa Monica Mountains cross 10 lanes of Highway 101, will be the largest in the world.

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Tahoe’s wildfire season is now

Tahoe’s wildfire season is now Locals have longed joked about Tahoe’s two seasons – winter and road construction. But now locals and visitors must live with the new reality that climate breakdown has wrought upon the beloved landscape of the …

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Sign up for Tahoe emergency alerts

Wildfires are a constant threat throughout the West and in the Tahoe Sierra during the dry months, especially when the snowpack is low. Being prepared for wildfires, understanding what Burn Bans and Red Flag warnings mean, and being prepared to …

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2nd Annual Wildfire Preparedness Guide 2022

Does Your Home Have Defensible Space? ~ Courtesy TRPA If a wildfire breaks out, will firefighters be able to save your home? Having defensible space around your home will mean the difference between whether firefighters can save your home or …

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Tahoe’s 2022 wildfire outlook

Courtesy Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team What began as a promising winter fizzled out in early 2022, leading to the driest January and February recorded across California and Nevada since record keeping began. Closer to home, Tahoe City, which has …

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Help provide emergency CPR

North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District is asking CPR-trained residents to become part of the free PulsePoint program in Incline Village and Crystal Bay, Nev. The mobile app alerts CPR-trained residents of cardiac events in their vicinity so they may …

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Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol: Your friendly, neighborhood back-country ski patroller

Next time you’re exploring the Tahoe Sierra back country, don’t be surprised if you cross paths with a person wearing a signature red jacket adorned with white crosses. Nope, you didn’t just accidentally ski inside the resort boundary. You’ve met …

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