Truckee is working consistently with partners to implement reforestations, fuel breaks, and fuel reduction zones. In 2020 the Town’s Tahoe Donner Roadway Vegetation Maintenance Project is removing vegetation within 15 feet of the edge of roadways along the 61 miles of roads in Tahoe Donner to improve emergency ingress/ egress and fire breaks.
In recent years Tahoe Donner has created over 637 acres of fuel-reduction zones, while Truckee Tahoe Airport District actively manages over 1,450 acres at Waddle Ranch. Mountain Area Preservation also continues to manage the Trout Creek Pocket Park and PC-3 open space preserve for forest health.
What you can do: Fire protection is everyone’s responsibility in our community. Do your part in contributing to our community’s fire safety by maintaining your home’s defensible space and removing pine needles and debris from your yard. Heed local burn bans and fire restrictions.