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No Open Fires



Please no open fires as dangerous fire conditions are expected! For more information about fire danger and what is allowed, please visit our covenants page.

Information on Defensible Space:

Unprecedented weather conditions in Truckee and Tahoe this past winter means we are heading into a summer of dangerous fire conditions. Compounding this is a forecast calling for more extreme weather swings with high winds and lower than normal humidity resulting in drier conditions.

Since 2007, Tahoe Donner has actively pursued improved defensible space through the Defensible Space program implemented by the Forestry Department. If you have any concerns or questions about your defensible space, our friendly forestry staff will be glad to assist. It is important to review your defensible space and maintain your property on an annual basis in preparation for a potential wildfire event. The requirements of our defensible space program mimics a low-intensity wildfire, which helps reduce the risk of a wildfire moving from the ground to the tree canopy.

Even tiny fires can quickly spread into a major problem. Extreme caution should be used when using outdoor fire pits and BBQs this summer! When enjoying these outdoor activities, be sure to have rapid response items in place to extinguish embers, including but not limited to: a water source (a bucket of water if not near a hose or spigot), a rake, and a shovel.

Learn how you can prepare your property for defensible space and reduce potential fire hazards this summer by visiting Tahoe Donner’s forestry pages at tahoedonner.com/forestry and CAL Fire’s website ReadyForWildfire.org. Additionally, it is encouraged that each household review their emergency preparedness and evacuation plan in the event of an actual emergency. A hard copy of this plan is available at our Member Services and Architectural Standards offices. Call our professional Forestry Department at 530-587-9432 with further questions.

June 23, 2014

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Are You Fire-Safe?



Fire danger high this summer

The extraordinarily low precipitation last winter is an indicator that the threat of wildfire is greater than usual. Tahoe Donner urges each homeowner and guest to use extreme caution this summer due to the recent drought conditions creating high fire danger.

To learn more about what you can do to further prepare your property for defensible space and reduce potential fire hazards this summer see Tahoe Donner’s forestry pages and CALFire’s website ReadyForWildfire.org.

Additionally, we encourage each household to review their emergency preparedness and evacuation plan in the event of an actual emergency. The Nevada County and Greater Truckee Area Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation plan provides valuable information and is a great guide.

Take a few moments now to review the information available so you can be prepared if an unpredictable event should occur. It is the responsibility of every property owner, resident and visitor to keep our beautiful surroundings safe and to ensure future generations will be able to enjoy all that we have come to appreciate.

June 12, 2014

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Forestry Facility Opens



New Forestry Facility Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m. there will be a homeowner tour and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new forestry facility in Tahoe Donner. All Tahoe Donner members are invited and encouraged to come and learn more about our robust Forestry program. The ceremony will take place at 10500 Teton Way. To minimize the impact on neighborhoods, take one of three routes (all starting at the Northwoods light):

  • Left on Northwoods Blvd., left on Skislope Way and left on Teton Way.
  • Left on Northwoods Blvd., left on Christie Lane, left on Skislope Way, and right on Teton Way.
  • Left on Northwoods Blvd., left on Davos Drive, left on Skislope Way, and right on Teton Way.

Tahoe Donner boasts one of the most successful forest conservation programs in the country. The aim of the new facility is to continue Tahoe Donner’s active involvement in conserving the natural beauty of the area, while managing habitation health and sustainability. The Tahoe Donner Association regularly consults local archaeologists, wildlife biologists, and botanists in early stages of development planning to ensure that they are considering what is best for the environment.

The new forestry facility has been built on an existing plot that has been remodeled to accommodate 8,841 square feet of new office and storage space for efficient operations. Come along and celebrate with us! For more information call the forestry department on (530) 587-9432 or member services at (530) 587-9400.

April 8, 2013

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Volunteer



Get involved by volunteering with Tahoe Donner!

Tahoe Donner’s volunteer program provides members with an opportunity to get involved in the Tahoe Donner and Truckee/Tahoe Community. You can get involved and get first-hand experience in providing recreational opportunities and benefits to amenities through various opportunities including event preparation and crew participation, club related volunteer events/activities, and leadership of other volunteers.

Additionally, we will be linking members who are interested in volunteer work with Tahoe Donner club activities and events, as well as Truckee/Tahoe events like Truckee Clean Up Day and the annual Truckee River Day. Tahoe Donner clubs such as the Tennis Club, Friends of the Tahoe Donner Trails Club, Senior Alpine Ski Club, and Men’s Golf Club all have a multitude of activities and events with volunteer aspects to make their programs successful.

Our most recent Board of Directors Election is also an excellent example of volunteerism in Tahoe Donner.  We have five very active volunteers who have committed their time to be on the board of directors, but they are also supported by active volunteer committees which provide excellent resources for the board and management alike.  We thank them for their efforts and continued commitment to Tahoe Donner.

Summer 2014 Trails Volunteer Opportunities

We have had a great turnout for various volunteer events this summer, including the June Trails Day, Golf Course and Downhill Ski Area clean up days, Sugar Pine tree planting, and Alder Creek Meadows clean up day. We’ll have another clean up day in September. See our Trails Volunteer page for more information and updates.

How You Can Get Involved:

Request to be on the Tahoe Donner Volunteer Group. Individuals, families or groups on this list will be contacted for every volunteer opportunity. Tahoe Donner Volunteer Group enrollment requests are made directly to Annie Rosenfeld, Director of Facilities and Risk Management at arosenfeld@tahoedonner.com.

Request to be on a specific event volunteer list. Individuals, families or groups can request to be on a specific event volunteer crew. Specific TDA Management contact will be given for each event for members to contact and enroll for volunteer activities.

Get involved with a Tahoe Donner chartered club. Many of the chartered clubs have active volunteer programs which directly benefit their “home” amenity.

Finally, offerings of upcoming volunteer events will be communicated in the Monday Member email blasts. If you are not receiving this important Tahoe Donner business-related communication, please email comdep@tahoedonner.com to request enrollment.

June 14, 2012


Firewood on Sale

Tahoe Donner has a mixture of red fir, white fir, Jeffrey pine and lodgepole pine for sale. The wood is cut into firewood rounds approximately 16 inches in length. The 2013 cost for wood is $80 plus tax per cord. Permits for cords are sold at the member services Office. Permits for cords are good only for the year in which they are purchased. No refunds are available.

After purchasing a permit at the member services office, wood must be picked up at the Tahoe Donner wood yard. The wood yard is located off the dirt road between 12469 and 12605 Skislope Way and is open on select weekends. There is no delivery and no split wood available. Members are responsible for loading their own vehicles.

The wood yard is open from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on the following days:
August 30-31
September 27-28

Questions? Please contact the Tahoe Donner Forestry Department at (530) 587-9432.

June 14, 2012

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