Tahoe Resource Conservation District

Fire Adapted Communities Program

Are you prepared for wildfire?

Our fire adapted communities program empowers Tahoe residents to stand confidently when faced with the threat of wildfire.  



Learn more about wildfire threat

Why Should I Care?


Discover ways reduce your wildfire risk

What Can I Do?


Connect with your neighbors

How Can I Protect My Community?



A view of the 2007 Angora Fire

A Catalyst of Change:

On June 24, 2007 emergency dispatchers responded to reports of smoke coming from the angora ridge area in South Lake Tahoe, California.  Within hours a crown-fire had erupted out of the Seneca Pond area driven by strong winds and headed towards a residential area. Emergency responders were able to fully evacuate the area just before the flames reached neighborhoods.

The fire destroyed 242 residences, 67 commercial buildings, and damaged many more before being 100% contained on July 2, 2007. Over 2,000 firefighters were utilized to contain the blaze which burned approximately 3,100 acres.

A view from Flagpole Peak looking at the aftermath of the 2007 Angora Fire

A view from Flagpole Peak looking at the aftermath of the 2007 Angora Fire

The Angora fire taught us that devastating wildfire is not only a possibility, but a reality for the Tahoe Basin. In response to the growing wildfire threat in the Basin, the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team was formed.



A Collaborative Effort: 

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, University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, conservation districts from both states, the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. The mission is to protect lives, property and the environment within the Lake Tahoe Basin from wildfire by implementing prioritized fuels reduction projects and engaging the public in becoming a Fire Adapted Community.

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 For more information, visit www.tahoefft.org.



Who is at risk?


Everyone in the Lake Tahoe Basin is at risk of experiencing devastating wildfire. In light of this realization The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has spear-headed efforts to educate residents and homeowners in the Lake Tahoe Basin on ways to reduce their wildfire risk. Publications, materials, and an interactive website are readily available to anyone interested in ways to better protect themselves and community from wildfire. For more information on wildfire and how to reduce your wildfire risk, click the publication (left) or visit: tahoe.livingwithfire.info