California Tahoe Conservancy: Restoring Conservancy Lands Following the Angora Fire- A Preliminary Assessment

Posted September 2012 By SER

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The California Tahoe Conservancy has just released a report on the outcomes of active restoration of 40 acres of Conservancy lands where all trees were killed by the 2007 Angora fire in South Lake Tahoe. That fire burned 3,100 forested acres. Post-fire Conservancy goals were to re-establish a native forest, reduce hazards posed by dead trees, and avoid water quality impacts. The report's authors estimate this active approach has hastened the return to a forested condition in the area by about 60 years. Landowners looking for guidance on post-fire forest management are encouraged to download the free UC Cooperative Extension publication "Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California Landowners".