Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation awards over $500k to support private landowners in the battle against wildfires

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TRUCKEE, Calif. – Forest Futures, a Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation initiative, is pleased to announce the implementation of the Truckee North Tahoe Forest Management Program. Established in 2022, the TNTFMP pilot program was created to assist private, forested property owners with wildfire resilience efforts. It has been made possible by a $1.9 million grant through the CAL FIRE Wildfire Resilience Block Grant Program. 

This June, the first round of funding ($507,050) was awarded for seven private property forest management projects through recommendations from a partner-based Application Review Committee that included representatives from Truckee River Watershed Council, North Tahoe and Truckee Fire Protection Districts, and Nevada County Office of Emergency Services. These grants will support technical and financial assistance for forest resilience efforts, the CEQA permitting process, and on the ground project implementation on private properties of three acres or more in North Tahoe and Truckee. 

TNTFMP brings important, additional funding to Forest Futures and the region to further increase pace and scale of forest management. It also fills (private property) forest management gaps in our regional landscape that is largely dominated by publicly managed lands. 

Interested property owners are invited to join the next TNTFMP workshop this fall, further details will be released soon. The second application round for funding will open in early 2024. 

To learn more about this program and eligibility requirements, visit the Truckee North Tahoe Forest Management Program website here

Funding for the TNTFMP was provided by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s Wildfire Resilience Program.

About Forest Futures: Forest Futures, a Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF) initiative, helps minimize the risk of wildfires through better preparation, and ensures a safer, more secure future for the Tahoe-Truckee area. Forest Futures has created an actionable path forward to healthy forests everywhere through strong on-the-ground partnerships and a pipeline of critical projects. Learn more about Forest Futures here:

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