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Fuels Reduction Projects


The Incline Village Prescribed Fire Project:
This project will reduce hazardous fuels on at least 150 acres in the wildland-urban interface through the application of prescribed understory fire. The areas targeted for treatment include 544 acres of steep drainages located below vulnerable residential subdivisions. SNPLMA Round 15 is a contributing funding source. This project complements fuel reduction work previously completed by NLTFPD, the USFS, and the Nevada Division of State Lands. A strong working relationship with the Incline Village General Improvement District and a committed community will allow NLTFPD to showcase the effectiveness of utilizing prescribed fire to treat hazardous fuels, even in close proximity to communities and residents. It also compliments defensible space on private property.

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The NV Regional Fuel Reduction Project:
This project will reduce hazardous fuels on forested lands within the Wildland Urban Interface of Incline Village, NV, and provide fuel loading estimates to aid in planning for future fuels management projects. Hazardous fuels on at least 286 acres will be reduced using a combination of hand thinning, pile burning, and understory prescribed fire. We anticipate an additional 150 acres will be treated with understory prescribed fire in areas that were hand thinned previously. The 436-acre project will serve to protect Incline Village, NV from catastrophic wildfire occurring in areas to the south and east of developed communities. SNPLMA Round 16 is a significant contributor to this work. Thinning in these areas will enhance the previous work done by the NLTFPD hand crews within and adjacent to the project area and it will compliment fuels reduction and defensible space projects on state, federal, and privately owned lands near-by.

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The Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities Project:
This project implements the SNPLMA Strategic Plan Goals and Objectives by integrating and connecting with other Lake Tahoe Basin projects that cross agency boundaries, span private and public property and landscapes, and expand prior phases of hazardous fuels reduction and wildfire prevention treatments. This nomination was developed in coordination with the Tahoe Fire & Fuels Team (TFFT) and the Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (MAC). Through the coordinated implementation of the Lake Tahoe Basin Multi-Jurisdictional Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention Strategy (Multi-Jurisdictional Strategy), this Project will promote Fire Adapted Communities in areas of high wildfire threat by fostering strong working partnerships between private property owners and agencies conducting defensible space and fuel reduction projects and implementation of fire prevention in vulnerable communities.