What is a Fire Adapted Community (FAC)?
Located within areas of high wildfire vulnerability, Fire Adapted Communities take responsibility and collective action to reduce the risk to wildfire within their neighborhoods. A Fire Adapted Community is one that can withstand wildfire without the loss of life or property.
Tahoe RCD provides educational materials and support to the community through wildfire education and outreach.
Learn about Lake Tahoe’s wildfire history, and fuels management within the basin.
Join the Network
The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities was created in partnership with local fire districts and agencies to provide a support system to individuals who are ready to take action. Become a member, it’s simple and free! Learn about the different levels of commitment here.
Who is at risk?
Anyone who is a homeowner, resident, or visiting the Lake Tahoe Basin. Neighborhoods within the Lake Tahoe Basin are considered to be part of an integrated wildland-urban interface (WUI). Neighborhoods within the Tahoe Basin are highly susceptible to wildfire due to decades of fire suppression of Tahoe’s natural fire ecology, the proximity of forest to structures, the types of building materials and landscaping utilized around residences, and the on-going drought conditions of the area.