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Dr. Jo Ann Fites: Dead trees endangering firefighters and citizens

There is an imminent threat to life from growing tree mortality issues in the county. Its increasingly impacting fire access and evacuation routes, defensible space, and partner fuel reduction and mitigation projects. I have vigorously communicated my concerns with Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) and my county supervisor. I am very concerned about […]

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Op-Ed | Dr. Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman and Jamie Ervin: New Tahoe National Forest Proposal Will Bring Back “Good” Fire

February 4, 2020 – Public interest in Sierra Nevada wildfires is at an all-time high. Recent fire seasons, which included everything from the most destructive wildfire in California’s history, the Camp Fire, to prolonged periods of unhealthy air quality and multi-day power shutoffs, have many wondering what solutions exist to change this. The Tahoe National […]

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