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TTCF announces partnership with the National Forest Foundation

Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Published on August 29, 2019


TTCF is proud to share that we recently awarded the National Forest Foundation (NFF)  a grant as part of our efforts to protect our forests. The NFF is producing an educational video to showcase different forest health and fuel reduction treatments such as hand thinning, biomass removal, and mastication— as well as demonstrate how these methods protect our communities. The video will follow the Big Jack East Project, located in Placer County, California and south of the Town of Truckee. Big Jack East, a collaborative project between the NFF and the United States Forest Service, will treat approximately 2,000 acres with the following goals:

  1. Reduce fuel loadings and the risk of wildfire in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) 
  2. Create conditions that would improve forest resiliency to fire, insects, disease, drought and climate change.

Learn more about the Big Jack East Project on the National Forest Foundation’s website.

TTCF has been exploring market-based solutions to protecting our forests as well as potential avenues to develop a restoration economy for our region. If you’re interested in learning more about the work we’re doing, please reach out! We’d love to hear from you! Contact Emily Vitas, Donor Services Manager, at or by calling (530)587-1776.