Nevada County Local News: Resilience


All Local Resilience News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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 in a Wildfire

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: Truckee saw its share of the 2022-2023 snowpocalyse, as seen at this downtown coffee shop on Donner Pass Road.
Disaster Prep: Alerts, Maps and Apps

When disaster strikes, you’ll need to have these information resources available on your smartphone.

Image caption: The Pajaro River levee broke during the 2023 atmospheric river storms, flooding the town of Pajaro.
Is California Ready for More Extreme Weather Driven by Climate Change?

This year, a series of extreme events in California and around the country have wreaked havoc, driven by climate change. How prepared are we for things to get worse?

Image caption: Kerry Wood, CEO of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, says the organization researches areas of need to help donors direct their contributions.
What Is a Community Foundation?

By channeling funds to a number of nonprofits working on various issues in a given region, community foundations help solve big problems throughout California.

Image caption: Just because record rains have been falling, the state’s water crisis remains.
What Is Drought? Probably Not What You Think

2023’s torrential rainstorms have eased California's drought conditions. But there’s a lot more to drought than the amount of rain, and this drought isn't over yet.

Image caption: With CERT training, volunteers can learn firefighting skills.
Emergency Teamwork

Fires, floods, earthquakes—California’s got it all. And CERT volunteers are ready to step in.

Image caption: Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners

As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.

Image caption: Though it’s the most famous, the San Andreas Fault is just one of more than 500 active faults in California.
Battening Down for the Big One

Making it through the earthquake is the easy part. The hard part is surviving in the chaos that follows.

Image caption: Supercell storms are just one of many weather phenomena in the era of climate change.
The New Vocabulary of the Climate Change Era

The climate change era has created a whole new set of terms for a wide variety of storms and other weather phenomena. Here are some of the most important.

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How Not to Feel the Burn

California residents can turn to these public and private entities to help prepare for wildfires and protect their property.

Image caption: A Pyrocumulus cloud generated by the Dixie Fire in July, 2021.
What is Fire 'Containment?' That and Other Terms, Explained

What does it mean when firefighters call a fire "contained?" Here's a brief guide to commonly used fire prevention terminology.

Image caption: A smoky blanket of particulate matter hovers over San Francisco’s skyline.
Getting Acquainted With AQI

Learn what's getting into Californians’ lungs and why it matters.

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07/16/2024
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In collaboration with the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District announced the Forest Vegetation Interactive Map that highlights forest restoration and fuels reduction treatment accomplishments of the TFFT and the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).

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07/15/2024
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Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team reminds homeowners of the importance of creating and maintaining defensible space. University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Living With Fire Program published a new Living With Fire Defensible Space Guide on how to keep resident spaces safe.

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07/11/2024
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On July 10, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved the Good Neighbor Agreement between the USDA, Tahoe National Forest and the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services for a decade-long collaboration to advance county-wide fuels reduction and forest health initiatives. 

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07/11/2024
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Senator Catherine Cortez Masto's (D-Nev.) legislation to extend the authorization of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act for 10 years passed the Senate on July 10.

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07/11/2024
PG&E reported progress in repairs to the Spaulding Powerhouse and South Yuba Pipe.

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07/09/2024
On July 9, results of a ballot for a parcel tax measure to fund water storage and fire suppression in North San Juan were presented to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.

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07/07/2024
Heat waves have killed hundreds of Californians and cost billions of dollars in the past decade, according to a new report from the state insurance department.

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07/03/2024
The Nevada Irrigation District announced rotating short-term water outages for a limited number of canals in the face of extreme temperatures and limited water supply.

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07/02/2024
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LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Summer is in full swing and so are fire restrictions in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Please "Know Before You Go" and check the fire restriction status in your area.

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07/02/2024
Nearly every major environmental group in California opposes a bill that would modify the state’s signature environmental law to speed up upgrades to power lines. Supporters say it would help free the state from fossil fuels and make the grid more reliable, but opponents fear it would damage state parks.

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07/01/2024
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A rusty brown bark beetle, the length of a grain of rice, lands on a ponderosa pine. Tiny insect legs make a clicking sound, as the beetle scales the tree. Twitching its antennae, the miniature assassin readies itself to bore into the pine, often the tree's death knell.

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06/29/2024
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The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is scheduled to begin mechanical forest thinning (fuels reduction) on Monday, July 1, 2024, on approximately 355 acres located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe near Blackwood Canyon and Paige Meadows.

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06/27/2024
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As we move into summer and the vegetation dries out, the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team would like the public to remember the importance of creating and maintaining defensible space.

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06/27/2024
Image for display with article titled Forest Service Begins Restoration Activities at Burke Creek

In April 2024, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in partnership with the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, issued the final decision for restoration activities to restore the natural function of Burke Creek and Rabe Meadow.

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06/26/2024
Image for display with article titled Sierra Pacific Industries to Close Public Access to California Forestlands Due to Wildfire Risk

Due to the increasing risk of wildfires, Sierra Pacific Industries will close its California forestlands to public access beginning Fri., June 28. SPI has forestlands in the Coldstream Creek and Martis Peak areas, along with the Jackson Meadows area.

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06/26/2024
In their June 25 meeting, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved $150,000 in funding to utilize goats and sheep as part of the Livestock Fuel Reduction Program to mitigate wildfire risk.

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06/25/2024
Image for display with article titled Tahoe Conservancy Awards $220,000 to Support Washoe Tribal Involvement in Environmental Planning, Restoration at Tahoe

At its meeting last week, the California Tahoe Conservancy Board awarded a $220,000 grant to help fund the creation of a new Lake Tahoe Basin liaison position for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.

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06/21/2024
Before the first official day of summer, almost 90,000 acres have been burned in California wildfires.

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06/18/2024
Image for display with article titled Truckee, North Tahoe, Meeks Bay Fire Initiate 2024 Burn Ban as Summer Travel Ramps Up

The Truckee Fire Protection District, along with North Tahoe Fire and Meeks Bay Fire Protection Districts have announced a regional burn ban is in effect for the 2024 wildfire season.

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06/17/2024
With multiple fires already burning in the state, forecasters predict the coming fire season will be "very active."
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