Wildfire Risk
% (%)
This Indicator is reported in the following LT Info areas:
Flame Length
By: Wildfire Risk

The estimated or projected average length (feet) of individual flames possible given vegetation and other natural characteristics on the landscape.

Name Options
Wildfire Risk
Burton Creek - Frontal Lake Tahoe, General Creek - Frontal Lake Tahoe, Ward Creek - Frontal Lake Tahoe, Trout Creek, Fallen Leaf Lake - Frontal Lake Tahoe
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Incline Lake - Frontal Lake Tahoe, Squaw Creek-Truckee River, Big Meadow Creek - Upper Truckee River, Upper Truckee River - Frontal Lake Tahoe, Sand Harbor - Frontal Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove - Frontal Lake Tahoe, Basinwide

No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.

Associated Programs data not provided.

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Wildfire Risk is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.

The Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) is the zone of transition between the unoccupied land and human development, which is particularly at risk for potential wildfire impacts to human infrastructure. Forest managers use flame length estimates and projections to evaluate fire behavior, existing fire protection strategies, and assess progress towards fire protection goals. Wildfire with flame lengths less than 4 feet can typically be suppressed by crews with hand tools and thus is the desired condition within the WUI.

This indicator measures the percentage of the WUI in the Lake Tahoe Region that is estimated and projected to have flame lengths less than 4 feet in length, which also includes non-burnable areas (e.g. large parking lots).