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Our Forest Futures Salons are tailored to build community engagement and awareness on the challenges with forest health in our region and the collaborative action that is taking place.

In our recent events, we explored what happens when fire hits our forests, how decisions are made and fires are fought, and what happens to the landscape after a fire. We discussed the work being done right here in our region, including fuel reduction, restoration and wood innovation projects, all of which aim to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire.

Forest Resilience Resources for the Tahoe Truckee Community

Wednesday, October 26 | 4-5:30pm | Zoom

On October 26, TTCF along with local fire districts and wildfire NGOs will share information on new and existing programs that support community members in managing privately owned properties. The discussion will include an overview of the Truckee North Tahoe Forest Management Program (TNTFMP) funded by CAL FIRE, as well as other programs and resources available through our partners. We invite everyone to attend and strongly encourage property owners, Registered Professional Foresters (RPF) and forestry project contractors to participate to learn more about accessing resources for your private property and working with TNTFMP as an RPF or contractor. 

Previous Salons

Forestry Workforce Development Challenges and Opportunities

Workforce shortages are affecting the pace and scale of forest health and wildfire resilience efforts. Learn about the opportunities and solutions that are emerging through new programs and funding sources.


  • Jessica Morse | Deputy Secretary, Forest & Wildland Resilience | California Natural Resources Agency
  • Recent recipient of a Good Jobs Challenge Award | Foundation for California Community Colleges
  • Lake Tahoe Community College Forestry and Fire Education program


Evacuation Preparedness

TTCF and regional partners discussed how to prepare for wildfire evacuation, where to get timely information and what to do when an evacuation is ordered. Each agency gave a short presentation on their role and responsibilities with evacuation situations followed by a Q&A session. Spanish interpretation was available. 


  • Bob Womack, Emergency Services Coordinator, Town of Truckee
  • Paul Cummings, Nevada County Office of Emergency Services Program Manager
  • Sean Scales, Lieutenant, Nevada County Sheriff’s Office
  • Paul Long, Tahoe Station Lieutenant, Placer County Sheriff’s Office


Prepararse para una evacuación

Le invitamos a que se una a TTCF y a nuestros socios regionales para una conversación sobre cómo prepararse para una evacuación por un incendio forestal. Aprenda dónde obtener información actualizada y qué hacer cuando se lleva a cabo una evacuación. Cada agencia hará una breve presentación sobre sus funciones y responsabilidades en situaciones de evacuación, seguida de un extenso periodo para preguntas del público. Si se inscribe pero no puede asistir en el horario previsto, recibirá un correo electrónico con la grabación después del evento. Se proporcionará interpretación al español.


  • Bob Womack, Coordinador de Servicios de Emergencia, Ciudad de Truckee
  • Paul Cummings, Gerente del Programa de la Oficina de Servicios de Emergencia del Condado de Nevada
  • Sean Scales, Teniente, Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Nevada
  • Paul Long, Teniente de la Estación de Tahoe, Oficina del Alguacil del Condado de Placer

December 1, 2021 | Reducing the Threat of the 2022 Fire Season | Watch the Recording 
Lisa Wallace, TRWC, and Jonathan Cook-Fisher, Tahoe National Forest, presented on the Middle Truckee Watershed Forest Health Assessment and some of the fuel reduction projects planned within our region.

January 26, 2022 | Cultural Burning & Prescribed Fire | Watch the Recording
Zeke Lunder and Vikki Preston discussed the differences and similarities between cultural burning and prescribed fire and why both are necessary to create more resilient forests.

March 2, 2022 | Weather Impacts on Wildfire Risk & Recovery| Watch the Recording
How do weather patterns, across all seasons, influence the severity of our fire season? Dr. Anne Nolin and Dr. Neil Lareau shared with us their observations of the weather impacts on wildfire risk and recovery.

Thursday, April 21 | An Overview on the “Safer From Wildfires” Insurance Program | Watch the Recording
An overview on how California’s new “Safer From Wildfires” Insurance Program can create a consistent approach to reducing risk with a list of achievable and effective actions to help make existing homes and businesses safer from wildfires.

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