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January 17, 2019 – Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension collaboratively redesigned and updated the Tahoe Living With Fire website (http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/) to improve the user experience and information accessibility.
Tahoe RCD and Cooperative Extension worked with local design company, SDBX Studio (https://www.sdbxstudio.com/), to reinvent the website to provide clear and concise wildland fire prevention and preparedness information specific to Lake Tahoe.
“The Tahoe Living With Fire website update was a collaborative effort among partners of the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team,” said Jamie Roice Gomes, outreach coordinator and manager at the Cooperative Extension. “At the beginning of the process the need for mobile-friendly, easily digestible information in quick and concise points was recognized and strategies were implemented to make the website meet those needs.”
The site includes Tahoe-specific information on:
• Preparing your home for wildfire
• Creating defensible space
• Establishing an evacuation plan
• Reducing ember vulnerabilities on structures
• Local fire district services & contact information
• Prescribed fire operations
• Understanding fire
• Fire prevention
A particularly useful feature of the new site is an updated version of the Lake Tahoe Prescribed Fire Map (http://tahoe.livingwithfire.info/get-informed/). The interactive map identifies current prescribed fires in the Lake Tahoe area and the responsible agency, contact information, type of burn, acreage, and anticipated smoke impacts for each.
Tahoe Living With Fire is not just a website, it is also on Facebook and Twitter! Like and follow Tahoe Living With Fire on Facebook and Twitter @TahoeLWF to stay up-to-date on wildfire preparation and prevention at Lake Tahoe.