As a reminder, in 2017 Tahoe Donner was awarded Firewise Community® of the Year this year by the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County for our dedication and energy to make its community safer from wildfire. https://goo.gl/G8oD7v.
Practicing good defensible space is an important part of being a property owner in Tahoe Donner. US Forest Service records show that over the last 35 years over 150 fires burned in or within a two-mile radius of Tahoe Donner.
One of the goals of the forestry department is to help property owners bring their properties into compliance with state, local and association fire safety standards. Work completed by individual property owners is key to keeping Tahoe Donner safe from wildfire.
In 2007, the Tahoe Donner Board of Directors adopted a four-year program to inspect all properties, both developed and undeveloped, in the association. The four-year program was completed in 2011.
The Forestry Department has now implemented an eight-year program. If any deficiencies are reported, owners will be given 45 days to correct them. Following is a checklist of fire safety items for around your home. You can also view the California State Guidelines for Defensible Space (pdf) and the Ready Set Go campaign from Cal Fire.
100-feet or to property line:
|2012||All of Unit #1, lots 1 – 499||499|
|Unit #5, lots 1 – 229 and 386 – 415||268|
|2013||Unit #5, lots 230 – 385 and 416 – 555||294|
|Unit #4, lots 234 – 643||409|
|Unit #8, lots 1 – 97||97|
|2014||Unit #8, lots 98 – 608||510|
|Unit #2, lots 1 – 287||287|
|2015||Unit #2, lots 288 – 423||135|
|All of Unit #9, lots 1 – 654||654|
|2016||Unit #7, lots 1 – 262||262|
|All of Unit #10, lots 1 – 488||488|
|2017||Unit #7, lots 263 – 356||93|
|Unit #6, lots 1 – 640||640|
|2018||Unit #4, lots 1 – 233||233|
|All of Unit #11, lots 1 – 517||517|
|2019||All of Unit #3, lots 1 – 549||549|
In addition to protecting your home, defensible space is also about improving the health of the forest to reduce the threat of fire. The forestry department works to create a healthy forest on the common areas of Tahoe Donner. This is done by:
If you wish to schedule an appointment for a Forestry Department staff member to check for defensible space on your property and make improvement recommendations, contact the Forestry Department at (530) 587-9432. For a list of vendors who perform tree and brush removal services see our Business Directory.