Environmental Improvement Program
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Tahoe Conservancy, Nevada Division of State Lands, Nevada State Parks, U.S. Forest Service[2 More Options]
Local public lands (fire districts, counties, GIDs, PUDs, etc.), Private
|Initial or Maintenance Treatment||
Biomass Removal, Chipping, Hand Thinning, Mastication, Mechanical Thinning[3 More Options]
Prescribed Burning, Pruning, Helicopter Yarding
Community Defense Zone, General Forest, Threat Zone, Urban Core
No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.
This indicator is related to the following Threshold Reporting Categories. Click the help icon to learn more about a Reporting Category.
For more information regarding prescribed fire in the Tahoe Basin see:
Projects may report anticipated accomplishments when they are proposed. Below is a list of all expected project accomplishments identified in the system for this Indicator. Click on a project name to learn more details about the expected and actual reported accomplishments for that project.
Projects are required to report accomplishments on an annual basis. Below is a list of all reported project accomplishments identified in the system for this Indicator. Click a on project name to learn more details about the expected and actual reported accomplishments for that project.
Acres of Forest Fuels Reduction Treatment is reported as a Performance Measure in the EIP Project Tracker. Indicators used for EIP reporting are summarized in an annual report and highlighted each year during the Lake Tahoe Summit.
Treatment zones – This PM tracks fuels reduction treatments in four treatment zones, defined below. .
Treatment types – An area is considered treated if one of the following actions is performed:
Fuels reduction treatments are reported by the end of the year in which they are completed. In many cases, more than one type of treatment is needed to fully accomplish a hazardous fuels reduction prescription; each treatment should be tracked with this PM. This may lead to the counting of one acre multiple times, if multiple rounds of treatment have been completed on that acre. Because fuels reduction projects are often multi-year, implementers do not need to wait until the entire project is completed to report each year’s accomplishments to the EIP.
The Acres of Forest Fuels Reduction Treatment Performance Measure measures the number of acres of fuels reduction treatments performed in the general forest and the community defense zone (wild-urban interface). For accomplishments related to defensible space around structures in the urban core, refer to the Parcels Treated for Defensible Space Performance Measure.
EIP Context data not provided.
Acres of Forest Fuels Reduction Treatment is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.
Improving forest ecosystem health and reducing hazardous fuels (wildfire risk) requires fuels reduction/forest health treatments in the defense zone and threat zone of the wildland urban interface. Treatments are prioritized to reduce fuel conditions that could support high-intensity wildfires in and near communities.
This indicator measures the number of acres of treatment performed in the Lake Tahoe Region to reduce hazardous fuels.