The California Tahoe Conservancy’s Forestry Program is made up of the Community and Landscape Forestry Programs.
Within the nearly 4,700 Conservancy-owned parcels is approximately 5,500 acres of forested land, the majority of which is located within and adjacent to communities and infrastructure. The Community Forestry Program improves forest health and reduces risks from wildfire on these Conservancy lands. On adjacent lands, staff coordinates with fire agencies and other land managers for projects consistent with the Lake Tahoe Basin Forest Action Plan. This complementary work enhances community wildfire protection and reduces risks to Conservancy lands.
The Conservancy and its partners are increasingly shifting to large-landscape, multi-jurisdictional, multiple-benefit projects to more rapidly and comprehensively achieve resilience goals in the Basin. The Landscape Forestry Program convenes and collaboratively leads multiple landscape-wide partnerships that create efficiencies of scope and scale. In addition, the Landscape Forestry Program works to build capacity for forest management Basinwide.